A professor of Microbiology, University of Ilorin, Albert Olayemi, has made a scientific breakthrough in the microbiological analysis of aviation fuel and fuel handling systems.
According to the University of Ilorin’s Bulletin issued on Monday, the research entitled: “Microbial Contamination of JetFuel and Fuel Handling Systems”, was commissioned and sponsored by CITA Petroleum Ltd., based in Lagos.
According to Today.ng, the publication explained that the breakthrough research would enhance the quality of fuel supply to the nation’s aviation sector.
“The first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa, Prof. Olayemi’s research was recently published on Amazon and is garnering intense critical acclaim in national and international media.
“The publication explained that the study urged quality control agencies to intensify monitoring to enhance quality of supply to the aviation industry.”
At the presentation of the study report, Olayemi commended the management of CITA Petroleum for compliance with the numerous industry and company’s proprietary Policies, Standards and Procedure (PSP) covering the entire supply storage and distribution chain.
Olayemi, who lectures at the university’s Department of Microbiology, said contaminated fuel was one of the causes of equipment failure.
He added that it was the second leading cause of plane crashes globally after pilot errors.