Professor Albert Olayemi of the Department of Microbiology, University of Ilorin, has made a scientific breakthrough in the microbiological analysis of aviation fuel and fuel handling systems.
The University said Prof. Olayemi’s research, which is the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, was recently published on Amazon and is garnering intense critical acclaim in national and international media.
It explained that “the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has specially invited Prof. Olayemi to make a presentation at the forthcoming aviation systems management symposium, being hosted by IATA in Miami, Florida, U.S. between April 15 and April 20.’’
University of Ilorin in its bulletin said the research entitled: “Microbial contamination of jet fuel and fuel handling systems”, was commissioned and sponsored by Cita Petroleum Ltd., based in Lagos.
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.