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 Three curve fitting methods, namely; the direct polynomial method, the method of least squares and the Fourier series approximation; have been proposed; with the intention of adopting the most stable fit for the data in study. The sampling theorem for band limited signals has been invoked in this proposal and an adaptation to signal data streams has been proposed. Two methods for predicting micro sensor element fatigue have been proposed with the intention of adopting one to be transcribed into matlab code for actual micro gas chromatographs (µGC). A signal processing software (the crux of the matter) based on Matlab has been proposed. The eventual software is intended for use in programming future smart (µGC) that would be used to detect toxic gases in the atmosphere, analyze gas mixtures in research laboratories and in the pharmaceutical industry to name this few.






















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In this paper a solar water heater (SWH) based on the flat plate collector (FPC) concept is proposed. The FPC proposed here is a novelty; in the wise that, it makes use of a darkened aluminum plate with an embossed semi-circular serpentine flow passage. In keeping with this adage," Necessity is the mother of invention;" a special tooling for fabricating the FPC has also been proposed. Unlike existing FPC solar water heaters that are very heavy (because of the use of large copper pipes with low heat transfer surfaces) and impart enormous stresses on building roof structures, the proposed FPC solar water heater is very light in weight and poses no threat to building roof structures. It also has superior heat transfer properties resulting from the plate being in direct contact with the working fluid. Hot water temperatures of slightly above 47°C (116.6°F) are achievable. Simple paybacks of 5 years over a gas water heater and slightly over 2 years on an electric water heater are achievable.


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