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Adhikari, Kamal

Works: 5 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 42 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RA541.N35, 363.72095496
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kamal Adhikari
Sanitation in Nepal : ... past, present and future by Kamal Adhikari( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plants, people and the politics of ethnobotanical knowledge in Nepal by Kamal Adhikari( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation presents a detailed ethnobotanical documentation of the knowledge and use of medicinal plants by the inhabitants of a Tamang hill village in central Nepal. Based on 45 in-depth open-ended qualitative interviews and 115 household surveys, it shows that this knowledge and usage have altered in response to changes in knowledge resulting from increasing links with the outside world. Traditional domestic medical practice is in flux as a result of the introduction of allopathic medicines. The construction of a road to the village has changed agricultural practices and new crops have been introduced for sale. Basic needs which were previously met from the local forests now include commercial goods. Trading in plants is a way of raising the money needed to satisfy them. This can result in unsustainable practices in the utilisation of specific plant resources. The exploitation of plants is also influenced by government officials both at central level where policy is formulated and at district level where it is implemented. Policy and practice are influenced by domestic and foreign traders, and by foreign donor agencies. These processes are illustrated by a case study of sunakhari. This orchid is in high demand in China. The arrival of Chinese traders in the village altered local perceptions of this plant and patterns of behaviour. This study analyses the dynamics of the sunakhari trade and the complexity of its regulation. Corrupt practices in the forestry sector are revealed. The nature and operation of such practices in the exploitation of forest products is examined and its causes are identified. It argues that distribution of ethnobotanical knowledge at the three administrative levels influences the politics of knowledge and the structure of corruption. A map of ethnobotanical knowledge is created making apparent connections and interrelationships between factors underlying the ethnobotanical reality of contemporary Nepal
Effects of functionalized single walled carbon nanotubes on the processing and mechanical properties of laminated composites by Kamal Adhikari( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carbon Nanotubes are thought to have tremendous potential as reinforcements for the next generation of composite materials. In the past decade, the enhancing effects of the nanotubes on the mechanical, electrical as well as multi-functional properties of polymer composites have been reported. However, the same nanotubes/polymer composites investigated by different research groups, in many cases, do not show a good agreement with one another. The root cause of this variability is believed to lie in the processing methodology employed to prepare the composites. Before one can propose an ideal and systematic processing condition, it is imperative to have a fundamental understanding of the effect of these nanotubes on the processing of the nanotube-based composites. In this study, the effect of 0.2wt.% functionalized single walled carbon nanotubes on the various thermo mechanical and thermo chemical properties of aerospace grade epoxy was investigated. Namely, the thermal degradation, rheological behavior, cure kinetics as well as the thermal expansion behavior of the epoxy were addressed. In addition, the effect of the application small quantity of nanotube/epoxy composite film on the interlaminar shear strength (ILSS) of a conventional laminated carbon fibre/epoxy prepregs was also investigated. The characterization results show that the presence of the nanotubes has a very significant effect on some of the inherent physical and chemical properties of the epoxy. The presence of these nanotubes leads to a delay in the degradation temperature of the epoxy. The viscosity sees a seven-fold increase at room temperature and the resin also gels at a lower temperature in the presence of the nanotubes. At the same time, the total heat of reaction is also lowered on addition of the nanotubes. The mechanical test, however, shows that the addition of the nanotube/epoxy film does not affect the ILSS of the laminated carbon fibre/epoxy composite. This ILSS value is also found to be dependant on the controlled alignment of the nanotubes and the method of application of the film at the interfaces of the laminates. Finally, it was observed that the nanotubes, when used in such low contents, also had no effect on the thermo mechanical properties of the epoxy."--
Twenty Essential Oils as Ovicidal Agent Against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) by Riju Sarma( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combinations of Plant Essential Oil Based Terpene Compounds as Larvicidal and Adulticidal Agent against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) by Riju Sarma( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kamal Adhikari

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