Thu Dau Mot University Journal of Science


Aims and Scope

Thu Dau Mot University Journal of Science (TDMUJS) is published by Thu Dau Mot University under the authorization of Ministry of Information and Communications to serve the interests of both Vietnam and international lectures and scientists associated with higher education, postgraduate training and scientific research for community.The aim is to publish high quality research papers in a variety of fields of social sciences, such as humanities, education and economics. The Journal, which is a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas, approaches, and research projects, facilitates knowledge exchange among lecturers, researchers, and education professionals. We accept submissions of articles which report new outcome of empirical research, review of the field, and discourse of scholarly debate. This is an online quarterly multi-discipline journal, which  is schedules to be published on March 15th, Jun 15th, September 15th and December 15th of every year.

The following areas of disciplines are to be covered in the Journal:

Biotechnology, Environment, Natural Science

Technology Engineering, information science

History, Psychology, Social Science

Economics, Business Administration, Finance and Banking

Politics,  Urban Studies

Education Science, Pedagogy


Current Issues

The article explores the influence of the mother tongue (Vietnamese) on practicing to develop first-year students’ English writing skills at Thu Dau Mot University. Analytical data was collected from 100 first-year students majoring in English Language at the Faculty of Foreign Languages - Thu Dau Mot University. Research results show that students are still greatly influenced by Vietnamese (first language) in the process of practicing English writing skills. Among the students surveyed, up to 58.4% said they were still influenced by the way of thinking in Vietnamese, and then switched to English to follow the writing style of Vietnamese. … The remaining % said they had practiced writing in English through many writing activities at English centers and had practiced writing through thinking in English. The rest of the article proposes some solutions to help students overcome the above barriers to develop effective writing skills.
ABSTRACT Nowadays, parents' needs are increasing to choose toys, especially painting colors, that are both beautiful, ensure their children's health, and are also environmentally friendly. In the production of industrial painting colors, waste from steps in the watercolor production line, if not treated to meet environmental standards according to regulations, will become a huge hazard to the environment and human health. human. Including causing skin, eye, digestive, and respiratory allergies. Causes poisoning, disease, cancer... Destroys the aquatic environment, trees, pollutes rivers and lakes. When building an industrial painting colors production line and putting it into use, if you do not think about solutions to treat wastewater from the production process, it will not be able to operate long term. Wastewater from color factories is mainly heavy metals contained in painting colors such as lead carbonate, oxide, and metal salts containing cadmium chromate. These substances cause mass death of organisms in the water, and polluted water cannot be used for agriculture. This research uses two main methods: experimental research to create products; combined with the questionnaire survey method to get customer opinions after using the painting colors test. Research results show that painting colors products made from fruits and vegetables combined with beeswax and coconut oil are very eye-catching and receive positive feedback from customers. With the im of protecting children in the future and responding to the green environmental message in the world, we hope that safe painting colors products from vegetables and fruits will be popularized in the community in the future. Keywords: vegetables, painting colors, environmental protection, safe products, beeswax.
In physics, the majority of natural events have been researched and described using differential equations, each having its own initial and boundary conditions. These differential equations contain a large number of fundamental constants as well as other model parameters. They add to the equation's complexity and rounding errors, making the problem more difficult to solve. In this work, we provide a method for transforming these physics differential equations into dimensionless equations, which are significantly simpler. Nondimensionalization, by suitably substituting variables, is the process of removing some or all of the physical dimensions from an equation that contains physical quantities. Some benefits of these dimensionless equations include that they are simpler to identify when using well-known mathematical methods, need less time to compute, and do not round off errors. Through several examples we discuss, this method is useful not just in quantum mechanics but also in classical physics.
Kính gửi: Ban biên tập Tạp chí Đại học Thủ Dầu Một Em kính gửi Ban biên tập Tạp chí Đại học Thủ Dầu Một bài báo: PREVENTIVE CONTROL OF POWER SYSTEMS BASED ON DYNAMIC SECURITY PREDICTION Kính nhờ quý Thầy, Cô xem xét và được đăng ở Tạp chí của Trường. Xin chân thành cảm ơn! Phần 1: Thông tin tác giả - Ngày gửi bài : 29/02/2024 - Họ và tên: Hà Văn Du - Học vị: Thạc sỹ chuyên ngành Kỹ thuật điện - Đơn vị công tác: Chương trình Kỹ thuật điện, Viện KT-CN, TDMU - Điện thoại: 0974639947 - Email: duhv@tdmu.edu.vn Phần 2: Nội dung bài báo (Đính kèm file)
The act of picking fruit is very familiar and associated with the history of hunting, catching, gathering, and gathering of humans, so they have come up with many types of tools for this job. The practice of wrapping fruit in bags before harvest has only been applied recently, so it is still very new and rudimentary. These tools only perform each function individually. Therefore, the author has inherited and proposed a tool that has two functions at the same time: wrapping bags and picking fruit at high altitude. This article presents the structure, operating principles, and instructions for using this tool. This tool is compact, inexpensive, and easy to use. It consists of a long handle, a set of clamps that close and open, and a control cable connecting from the top to the middle of the handle. Farmers just need to stand on the ground, put the clamps over the fruit, and pull the control cable to make the clamps close or open. From there, they can wrap bag or pick fruits from high above easily. This research will help farmers have a tool that has two functions, which certainly has many advantages and is useful for farmers. Keywords: cloth bags, cover fruit bags, fruit pickers, plastic bags, tools.
Phytoremediation is an ecofriendly that has shown promising results for the contaminants like heavy metals. Because of its advantages as a cost-effective, efficient, environment- and eco-friendly technology based on the use of metal-accumulating plants. This paper aims to compile some information about heavy metals of arsenic, cadmium, lead, copper and zinc (As, Cd, Pb, Cu and Zn) sources, effects and their treatment. It also reviews deeply about phytoremediation technology, including the heavy metal uptake mechanisms and several research studies associated about heavy metals (As, Cd, Pb, Cu and Zn) and aquatic plants are used to process these heavy metals.
Diatomite from Tuy An district, Phu Yen province, with different purities and diatom integrity as catalyst carriers, were adopted to prepare TNTs/g-C3N4 composite catalysts by a sol-gel method, with an optimal weight ratio of 1:1 for TNTs/g-C3N4 and diatomite. Compared with pure TNTs, g-C3N4, and TNTs/g-C3N4, the obtained composite photocatalysts exhibited lower photocatalytic performance under the same conditions and NO removal within 30 min under visible light. The NO gas treatment efficiency under the same conditions with different catalyst supports only decreases by approximately 18% at a reaction rate of 0.0950 min-1. This research on composite photocatalysts is a promising step towards practical environmental remediation. The use of diatomite as a carrier for photocatalytic materials is particularly noteworthy, as it is a naturally available and cost-effective source of materials. However, further improvements in the photocatalytic performance of the composite material are necessary to fully realize its potential in environmental remediation, including removing NOx and other pollutants. Overall, this study provides valuable insights into the influence of carriers on the photocatalytic activity of composite photocatalysts and lays the foundation for future research in this field.
Hoi An is a well-known travel destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors, not only because it has a cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO but also because of its other cultural resources, including craft villages. Serving as both attractions and experiences for tourists, craft villages give them the opportunity to create unique mementos of their vacation while also boosting household income and elevating the status of craft villages. How is Hoi An's tourism industry exploiting this resource in tourism? The article conducts a scientific investigation of the role and current state of crafts in the production of souvenirs for tourism in general, particularly in Hoi An's craft villages such as Thanh Ha pottery and Kim Bong carpentry village, using research on souvenirs, observation techniques, and field excursions. The findings demonstrate that handicraft souvenirs are few, have less appealing designs, and have to compete hard with souvenirs from other localities. These results will facilitate the collaborative efforts of Hoi An's tourism stakeholders to identify strategies that guarantee the advantages that tourism brings to craft villages and vice versa.
This research examines the scholarly literature on technology-based language learning published in the Computer Assisted Language Learning journal-one of the key journals in the field from 1990 to 2019. The researcher randomly selected 30 articles from 257 articles found in this journal during a thirty-year period (one article each year) to analyze the research method trends and the learner types focused in those studies. Results showed that mixed-method research has been more popular in recent years, and this may help academics better understand the connections between classroom environments and technology-enhanced language acquisition. For quantitative analysis, tests and Liker-scale questionnaires are the most used instruments, whereas interviews are the most common approach for qualitative analysis in mixed-method publications. Additionally, when it came to learning levels, researchers focused their attention on college and university students, but they paid no attention to pre-schoolers.

ASSESSING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF URBAN LAND USE IN PLEIKU CITY, GIA LAI PROVINCE

Nguyen Ninh Hai, Nguyen Thi Lan Thuong, Nguyen Thi Ly, Nguyen Thi Ha, Truong Quoc Minh
Sustainability in land use plays an important role in the urbanization process toward achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This study integrates Earth observation data through satellite imagery analysis combined with field surveys to assess the Urban Land Use Efficiency (ULUE) by using the land use efficiency index, estimates the relationship between land use, population growth, and the urbanization process in Thang Loi ward over a 20-year period. The findings reveal inefficient urban land use, where the expansion rate of built-up areas exceeds the population growth rate in the studied area. From 2002 to 2022, the population and built-up area increased by 339% and 460%, respectively. In most of the expanding areas, there is widespread hoarding and fragmentation of land use, with numerous plots of land being vacant or underutilized for many years due to lack of control. Therefore, to improve land productivity and ensure sustainable urban growth, the local government should consider improving the Urban Land Use Efficiency Index.
In this paper, MIL-53(Al) was synthesized by solvothermal method and its application as an adsorbent to remove rhodamine B from aqueous solution. The material was characterized using X-ray diffraction, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherms, and scanning electron microscopy. The results show that the material has a large specific surface area (1028.3 m2/g). The rhodamine B adsorption on MIL-53(Al) occurs very quickly in the first minutes of contact. Two pseudo-first order and pseudo-second order adsorption kinetic models, and two adsorption isotherm models, including Langmuir and Freundlich, were used to analyze the adsorption data.

RESEARCH ON UTILIZING COFFEE GROUNDS AS A SUBSTRATE FOR CULTIVATING GREY OYSTER MUSHROOMS (PLEUROTUS SAJOR-CAJU) IN URBAN AREAS

Nguyen Thi Thanh Thao, Nguyen Thi Ngoc, Nguyen Hoang Tien, Pham Le Minh Thien, Pham Anh Thu, Nguyen Huu Vinh
Abstract: Urban agriculture is a highly concerned issue during the period of rapid urbanization in Vietnam. Research aims to propose a cultivation process for cultivating oyster mushrooms, utilizing coffee grounds from coffee businesses as a resource. This approach promotes circular economy principles, generating economic benefits for households while protecting the environment and being suitable for urban areas. The study conducted experiments on grey oyster mushrooms using different mixtures of coffee grounds and rubber wood sawdust at the following ratios: 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% coffee grounds/rubber wood sawdust, filled into bags with a weight of 1.2kg. The research results showed that disease infection rates were mild in the 0% and 25% mixture ratios, while the remaining ratios exhibited moderate to severe infection levels. The highest mushroom yield was observed in the mixture ratio of 25% coffee grounds, with an average number of mushroom ears per bag reaching 29.7grams/bag, the dry weight is 63.8 grams/bag, with an average size ranging from 3 to 14 cm and a moisture content of 79.5%. The fastest colonization speed on the substrate is achieved by 25%, 50% coffee grounds blend, which fully colonizes the bag in a period of 25 to 35 days, the shortest time compared to the 75% and 100% coffee grounds blends, which take 40 to 45 days. The experimental results show that the 25% coffee grounds: 75% rubber sawdust blend is suitable for urban mushroom cultivation models and can be expanded on a large-scale farm, contributing to minimizing environmental pollution, utilizing limited urban land area, and providing high economic efficiency.
Primates play a huge role in biomedical research. They are raised for medical research and to test new vaccines before being used for humans. The yellow-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) is an endemic mammal of Vietnam, included in the Vietnam Red Book 2007, and described in the IUCN Red Book 2009. This species is an endangered species found only in a small region of Indochina, and its populations have declined in most known sites. The purpose of this article is to present an overview research on taxonomy, identification, reproduction, behavior, ecology, distribution, population, and conservation status of this species. The overall results are intended to support the conservation of this rare endemic animal species and provide reference in related biomedical research.
Through assessment of surface water quality at Siep stream in Di An city, Binh Duong province. Siep Stream is a level 1 tributary that flows into Dong Nai River. Dong Nai River is currently being exploited and used for domestic water supply purposes. Sampling location of Siep stream at the culvert on National Highway 1K from January 2022 to November 2023, through statistical monitoring data compared with QCVN 08-2023/BTNMT (level A) and QCVN 08: 2015/BTNMT (column A2) - National technical regulation on surface water, it shows that the parameters increase or decrease without stable, most tend to increase with about 86.9% COD exceeding the standard 1.0 ÷ 7.8 times, 95.6% SS parameters exceeding the standard 1.8 ÷ 30.4 times, 95.6% N-NH4 number exceeds the standard of 0.16 ÷ 21.8 times, 52.1% of N-NO2 parameters exceed the standard by 0.52 ÷ 8.9 times, 65.2% of P-PO4 parameters exceed the standard by 0.35 ÷ 6.25 times, 91, 3% of Colifrom parameters exceeded the standard of 1.0 ÷ 3.3 times. The WQI (water quality index) results show that the surface water quality of Siep stream is mostly average, this result is not suitable for domestic water supply purposes, there needs to be solutions to improve water quality at the area Siep Stream.
In this note, we prove a unique result for a nonlinear differential equation concerning a Nagumo-type source. An example is given to illustrate the theoretical result.
Political culture is a complex concept, containing many different understandings and research methods from many different perspectives. Studies of political culture have emerged since World War II, and scholars continue to discuss this concept in the context of many inconsistent views in the academic world because of the interdisciplinary nature of this concept. Based on research results on the definitions, functions, and relations of political culture with organizational culture and management culture; by secondary qualitative data analysis method; this article concludes that the most similar point between the definitions of "political culture" is the recognition of the relationship between political culture and the state, with society with nation-state and class, the recognition that the inner meaning of political culture always includes dynamic elements as well as static elements, and acknowledges that the subject of political culture can be studied at all three levels of the individual, institution (organization), and community (state, nation).
Currently, to make human life more convenient and easier, many utility services have been provided. Among them, online food ordering applications with high coverage and diverse forms become prominent. This research aims to examine the factors influencing the intention of using online food ordering applications among students in Ho Chi Minh City. Using a multivariate linear regression model and the Ordinary Least Squares method (OLS), the research team analyzed primary data based on 120 valid survey sheets collected from students studying in HCMC. The research results indicate that there are seven factors influencing the intention to use (ITU) online food ordering applications, including: (1) Ease of use (EOU), (2) Convenience (CV), (3) Aesthetic appeal (AA), (4) Price expectations (PE), (5) Social influence (SI), (6) Perceived risk (PR), and (7) Habits (HB). Among them, the three factors with the greatest impact on the students’ intention are ease of use, aesthetic appeal, and social influence. Based on the test results, the study proposes a management implication to help food delivery service providers enhance service quality, suggest development directions, and make suitable strategies for potential target customers. Keywords: food delivery service providers, food ordering applications, management implication, students’ intention
In recent times, there has been a rapid surge in the advancement of technologies associated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), particularly in the domains of sensors, networking, and processing. Consequently, substantial investments from both governments and industries have been directed towards the exploration of UAVs, aiming to enhance their performance for secure and dependable deployments. The evolution of design methodologies and the exploration of UAV systems have transitioned from single UAV applications to encompass multi-UAVs and cooperative UAV systems. These systems necessitate a heightened level of coordination and collaboration to execute tasks, demanding innovative networking models, approaches, and mechanisms tailored for highly mobile nodes, encompassing numerous intricate parameters and constraints. The present paper provides comprehensive insights and conducts a meticulous examination of UAV communication protocols, networking systems, architectures, and applications. Furthermore, it delves into UAV solutions while underscoring critical technical challenges and unresolved research issues that warrant further investigation and dedicated research and development endeavors. In this paper, we study some problems and solutions for The Command and Control (C2) aspect of UAV communication systems. We also give some directions for research in near future.
Investigating the characteristics of the three-step sorption of Sc on armchair silicene nanoribbons is the aim of this study. Since absorbed energy is the largest of the bridge, hollow, valley, and top positions, the hollow position is selected first. The structural state of the second step has an energy of adsorption of 4.18 Å and a bond length of 2.36 Å for Si-Si. Finally, ASiNRs with a high Sc atom had their 1.25 Å surface modified. Adsorbed ASiNRs resulted in new materials with semi-metal and magnetic characteristics, suggesting potential use in spintronic and electronic devices in the future.
The Covid pandemic and economic recession have seriously affected the business and production activities of businesses. This article proposes the application of Lean manufacturing to identify waste and propose solutions to reduce waste at Protrade Garment Joint Stock Company. In this study, tools in Lean and JIT were used to identify waste in the production process and calculate the cost of losses caused by waste. Research results have reduced waste due to transportation and help Protrade Garment Joint Stock Company increase its competitiveness in the market. Keywords:Lean, waste, cost , 5S.

Publication Information

Publisher

Thu Dau Mot University, Viet Nam

Honorary Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of the Editorial Board

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Hiep

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

PhD. Trần Hạnh Minh Phương
Thu Dau Mot University

Editorial Board

Prof. Tran Van Doan
Fujen University, Taiwan
Prof. Zafar Uddin Ahmed
Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City

Prof.Dr. Phillip G.Cerny
The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Prof. Ngo Van Le
University of Social Sciences and Humanities (VNU-HCM)

Prof. Bui The Cuong
Southern Institute of Social Sciences​​​​​​​
Prof. Le Quang Tri
Can Tho University

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Duc
Animal Husbandry Association of Vietnam
Assoc. Prof. Ted Yuchung Liu
National Pingtung University, Taiwan

PhD. Anita Doraisami
Economics Monash University, Australia
Prof. Dr. Andrew Seddon
Asia Pacific University of Technology & innovation (APU)

Assoc. Prof. Le Tuan Anh
Thu Dau Mot University
Prof. Abtar Darshan Singh
Asia Pacific University, Malaysia

Prof.Dr. Ron W.Edwards
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Assoc. Prof. Hoang Xuan Nien
Thu Dau Mot University

PhD. Nguyen Duc Nghia
Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City
PhD. Bao Dat
Monash University (Australia)

PhD. Raqib Chowdhury
Monash University (Australia)
PhD. Nguyen Hoang Tuan
Thu Dau Mot University

PhD. Nguyen Thi Lien Thuong
Thu Dau Mot University

Assistant

Nguyen Thi Man
Thu Dau Mot University