Conductive Polypyrrole Composite: Preparation and Characterization

Corresponding Author : Md Mostafizur Rahman (mostafizur.cep@gmail.com)

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This study highlights on synthesis of conductive polypyrrole (PPy) composites and application in the development of supercapacitor. PPy was synthesized using FeCl, as an oxidant in aqueous medium. Polypyrrole composite were synthesized with ZnSO,, NiCl,, MgCl,, Cuci, Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate (DBŞNa) in various compositions. The experimental result showed that the polypyrrole composite exhibited higher electrical conductivity compared to polypyrrole. Among Polypyrrole composite containing different inorganic and organic salts, DBSNa-PPy composite showed the highest electrical conductivity of 25 S/cm and capacitance…

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Evaluation of a Sustainable Effluent Treatment Plant for Textile Industries

Corresponding Author : Muhammad Abdus Samad (samad-ipe@sust.edu)

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Textile industries in Bangladesh produce a great amount of effluents, as a byproduct. Despite many regulations set by the DoE to make sure that the textile factories treat their effluents according to the quality standards, many of the existing textile factories do not follow it. Some of the main reasons for not following regulations include the lack of financial resources, and lack of knowledge, and lack of expertise in maintaining an effluent treatment plant. This work aims to provide a…

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Company Readiness towards Green Manufacturing - A Case Study in Readymade Garments

Corresponding Author : Mst. Nasima Bagumn (nasima-ipe@sust.edu)

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 Green manufacturing processes mitigate environmental pollution, save energy and maximize resource efficiency. Nowadays, Readymade garments are showing increased attention in achieving Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certificate. However, LEED certification requires high initial investment and low profit at the initial stage. LEED comprises factors to alleviate energy and resource consumption in building design, transportation, and water usage. However, green manufacturing also requires criteria such as the participation of stakeholders, waste minimization in the production, sourcing and selling green…

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Bangla Sign Language Alphabet Recognition Using Hand Gestures : A Deep Learning Approach

Corresponding Author : T. B. Das (taanmoycse15@gmail.com)

Abstract : Real-time recognition of Bangla Sign Language (BSL) alphabet using hand gestures is a fascinating research topic for image processing and computer vision enthusiasts. A significant amount of researches has been done on this topic recently. BSL is a blessing for deaf and mute people of the Bengali community around the world as it minimizes discomfort in their day-to-day lives. However, in most cases, people without disabilities do not know Bangla Sign Language, thus there is a huge barrier to communication…

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Machine Learning Based Approaches for Recommending Colleges to HSC Appointees

Corresponding Author : M. Rahman (moqsad-cse@sust.edu)

Abstract : Getting admitted to a suitable college that provides quality higher education becomes the dream of every student after crossing the barrier of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam. Insufficiency of proper quality institutions and the high increasing rate of candidates are the main challenges against the attainment of this dream. Mitigation of this challenge may be possible through a recommender system. Is there any possibility of a recommender system that will recommend suitable colleges to a higher secondary education appointee?…

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Development of Aloe Vera Based Bio-preservatives and Their Effect on The Quality of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and Banana (Musa acuminata)

Corresponding Author : W. Zzaman (wahid-ttc@sust.edu)

Abstract : Bangladesh produces a huge amount of Banana (Musa acuminata species named Sagor) and Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) every year but the postharvest loss of this product is almost 35-40% due to lack of proper storage methods. The study aimed to develop an Aloe Vera based bio-preservative (Aloe Vera Gel) and Aloe Vera gel formulation with an organic acid and their effects on the quality of the samples were investigated. The fruit weight loss, titratable acidity, total soluble solids content (TSS), pH…

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Reducing patients waiting time using the Six Sigma methodology in a Radiology Department

Corresponding Author : M. A. Sayed (abusayedipe@gmail.com)

Abstract : Six Sigma methodologies have been applied in various manufacturing and service industries to get a competitive business advantage by redesigning and improving their processes. Recently, as a significant business strategy, Six Sigma is being incorporated in the healthcare industry notably. In this paper, the Radiology Department of a Tertiary care Hospital is selected to apply the Six Sigma methodology for reducing the patients waiting time and to increase the process value efficiency. To evaluate the performance of the Radiology department,…

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End-to-End Bengali Speech Recognition using DeepSpeech

Corresponding Author : M. M. H. Nahid (nahid-cse@sust.edu)

Abstract : One of the main challenges in Bengali speech recognition is modeling phoneme alignment. The exact prior probabilities of phoneme transitions in an individual word are not known; in this paper, we seek to investigate the DeepSpeech network for recognizing individual Bengali speech samples. There are recurrent LSTM layers at the heart of this network for modeling internal phoneme representation. We have added convolutional layers at the bottom which obviates the need of assuming anything about internal phoneme alignment. We have…

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Slope failure induced hazard in Khulshi Area of the Chittagong city, Bangladesh

Corresponding Author : Md Shofiqul Islam (shofiq-pme@sust.edu)

Abstract : Slope failure during the heavy monsoon rainfall is happening as the penalty of extreme hill cutting for urbanization and deforestation in Khulshi area, causing a hazardous incident including the loss of life and property. In this paper, we present the main causes for landslide by determining the engineering and geological properties of in-situ soil samples. The analyzed slopes are consisting of two types of formations. The lower part comprises of hard and compact silt/clay layer with high cohesion (6.1 KPa)…

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Study on the quality characteristics of processed green tea extract during storage period

Corresponding Author : Wahidu Zzaman (wahid-ttc@sust.edu)

Abstract : Green tea is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing and helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer. A study was conducted to evaluate the changes in quality characteristics of processed green tea extract for 21 days. Green tea extract was prepared in the laboratory scale with the addition of two different green tea from Kazi & Kazi (K-1) and Finlay (F-1), honey and ginger juice. The changes in…

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