The interfacing of Sculpture and Hydrological Engineering in an environmental spatial space in a given community is not only aesthetic spectacular but also therapeutic Water fountain at all times form part of the environment in which it impacts on the social and psychological sensibilities of the public. This study is a qualitative practice based research. The fountain of knowledge is a sculpture fountain project adapted from the analytical studies of university of Port Harcourt socio -academic environment and the reoccurring stress induced deaths. The fountain involves the mechanism of flow of what which is the interfacing of Hydrological Engineering. This study provides a therapeutic sculpture fountain that is construction research. Haven identified stress as part of the causes of death in University of Port Harcourt community, this study then attempted to provide a suiting milieu that is capable of reducing stress, within the spatial expanse of the parking lot of the department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Port Harcourt This involved the making of skeletal amateur, modeling in clay and casting in cement, welding and assemblage constructions, for building of a rectangular water proof trough. The symbols of representation of academic excellence were a pen, books, and scroll with a graduation hood. The sculptural piece on the other hand, shows the flow of water from the pen to the trough symbolically represents academic transactions in the pursuit of knowledge within the university environment. The knowledge of sculpture was not enough to execute this fountain but rather also required some basic knowledge of Hydrological engineering.
Evaluation Of Beniseed Extract and Fermented Liquor in Treatment of Diarrhoea in Albino Rats Infected with Salmonella Typhi (Published)
The efficacy of fermented beniseed liquor and the methanol extract in treating diarrhoea caused by Salmonella typhi in albino rats orogastrically infected with the bacteria was assessed. At the end of the experiment, haematological, biochemical and liver functioning tests were performed on the blood from the animals. The results obtained from this analysis showed that the selected organism have high infectivity dose, caused a significant reducing effect on the weight of the albino rats and negative effect on the hematological and biochemical parameters assessed. Treatment of infected animals with the fermented liquor and methanol extract of beniseeds showed that both caused a significantly quick recovery of the infected animals from diarrhoea within five days of treatment. However, the rate of recovery was faster with the group of infected rats treated with the fermented beniseed liquor than the extract. Also, treatment with methanol extract of beniseeds also caused a significant increase in the cholesterol level of the blood from the animals. The results obtained from these analyses showed that beniseed have therapeutic properties and that the fermented form is more effective and can be used to treat diarrhoea caused by the selected bacteria used in this study in albino rats.