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2014/2015 Projects

A.FEASIBILITY STUDIES

  1. Baseline Survey to Establish the Economic Potential of Ball Clay in Murang’a County
  2. Feasibility Study for Establishment of a Tomato Processing Plant in Garissa County
  3. Baseline survey of Hospital Bed Capacity in Level 5 Hospitals in Kenya
  4. Baseline Survey on Cassava Processing and Commercialization in Homabay County

B.DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGIES/PRODUCTS UNDER VALUE ADDITION AND

PRODUCTIVITY PROGRAMME

  1. Development of Value Added Products from Banana Pseudostem
  2. Development of Value Added Products from Coffee By-products
  3. Development of Composite Bread from Wheat and Indigenous flour
  4. Development of Sanitary Pad from Bamboo
  5. Development of Road Paving Material from Geopolymers
  6. Development of Phototherapy unit
  7. Development of a Small Scale Incinerator of Biomedical Waste
  8. Development of Vegetable Chopping Machine
  9. Development of Neonatal Incubator.
  10. Development of a Briquette Machine and Characterization of Briquette from selected Agro-waste
  11. Development and Nutritional Evaluation of Supplements from Dried African Indigenous Food Plants

C. NATURAL PRODUCTS INITIATIVE

  1. Baseline Survey on Total Aloe Industry in Kenya
  2. Baseline Survey to Establish Potential of Clay in Cheplanget, Bureti Constituency, Kericho County
  3. Development of Natural Products Pipeline

D. DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AND ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES, PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES

  1. Production of Ethanol by Cellulosic Microbial Fermentation of Agro-Waste Biomass
  2. Development of Domestic Gasifier Stoves
  3. Optimization of Ceramic Water Filters
  4. Development of Organic Fertilizer from Sewage Sludge for Use in Urban Agriculture
  5. Optimization and Cost Estimation of Low Cost Solar Water Heating Systems
  6. Design and Development of a Coffee Roasting Machine by Reverse Engineering
  7. Design and Development of Jigs and Fixtures For Use in Production of Hospital Beds
  8. Design and Development of Bone Plate and Screw System
  9. Design and Development of Hospital Delivery Couch
  10. Development of Light Emitting Diodes (LED) Lights
  11. Production of Bacteria for Optimal Biogass Generation from Brewery Waste Water
  12. Assessment of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH), Oil and Grease in Water and Sediments of Ngong and Mathare Rivers
  13. Development of Clean Enzymatic Technologies for Leather Processing
  14. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Based Asset Management and Inventory System
  15. Development of Low Temperature Plasma Technology for Destruction of Aflatoxin in Maize for Food Safety
  16. Development of Bio-Pesticides from Selected Indigenous Plants for Management of Maize Weevil
  17. Development of Products from Fish and Its By-Products
  18. Baseline Survey on E-Waste Generated by Government Offices
  19. Feasibility Study on the Development of Milking Machine
  20. Synthesis & Characterization of Carboxy Methyl Cellulose
  21. Characterization and Efficacy Determination for the Treatment of Cancer, Diabetes and High Blood Pressure of Kenyan Made Tea

E. UPGRADE OF MSME’S PRODUCTS

  1. Upgrade Institutional and Commercial Stoves
  2. Design and Development of Cereal Storage Bin and Associated Production Tools
  3. Fabrication of Pottery Kiln
  4. Adoption of Appropriate Processing and Packaging Technologies for Nyirinyiri, to Enhance Safety and Market Access
  5. Development and Performance Evaluation of Grain Drying Technologies
  6. Technology Development for Pineapple Slicer

ABOUT KIRDI

Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation
Mission: To undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation and disseminate findings that will have positive impact on National Development

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