Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 185

Full Length Research Paper

Cement production optimization modeling: A case study BUA plant

Joseph Sunday Oyepata
  • Joseph Sunday Oyepata
  • Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
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Otunuya Obodeh
  • Otunuya Obodeh
  • Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 24 March 2015
  •  Accepted: 06 June 2015
  •  Published: 31 July 2015


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