A final-year student of the federal university Dutse, Zaynab Bilyamin, is drawing all the buzz after she produced kerosene and diesel out of sachet water waste.
Her project topic is: “Conversion of Low-Density Polyethylene and Mixed Low-Density Polyethylene with Polyethylene Terephthalate into Fuel.”
The project of the 24-year-old student in the department of chemistry is the first of its kind in the department and school, the young lady thanked her parents and project supervisor for their support.
“I carried out the experiment in the lab, although it was okay,” she said of the difficulties she encountered. However, an obnoxious odor that is not pleasant to the nose was emitted during the experiment. It would have been so much better if there had been a facility a little further away from residential areas.”
She mentioned further how she had to take her product to Bayero University Kano (BUK) in Kano State for analysis as there was no equipment for such in her school. “Had it been available in my school, then I would have carried out the physicochemical analysis myself in my school,” she said.
Adding that “the project would have been better and more helpful to Nigerians in reducing
wastes, turning them into useful products, and generating income .”
Zaynab further stated that space away from residential areas would have been the best idea for its production citing the conditions she had to work in.