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|Title: ||Evaluation of Four Local Materials as Backfill to Achieve a Low Earth Electrode Resistance|
|Authors: ||Okyere, P.Y.|
Frimpong, E. A.
|Keywords: ||Earth electrode resistance|
critical resistance area.
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||Journal of Science and Technology|
|Citation: ||Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 29, No. 2, Aug., 2009, pp 126-130|
|Abstract: ||In this study, the efficiency of materials available for free, namely palm kernel oil cake, tyre ash,
wood ash and powdered cocoa shell, as conductive backfill for reducing earth electrode resistance
was evaluated. Earth rod of 30-cm length and 14-mm diameter was installed for each
backfilling material at a site and their performance compared with that of a reference earth rod
also installed at the same site. The results show that tyre ash provides a stable earth electrode
resistance in both dry and wet weather conditions and improves it to about 16%.|
|Description: ||Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 29, No. 2, Aug., 2009, pp 126-130|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal of Science and Technology 2000-|
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