International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2013

  • Effect of Microbes, Npk Fertilizer and Cow Dung on the Biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Abattoir Wastes in Nigeria

    D. N. Ogbonna, T. J. K. Ideriah, M. I. Nwachukwu

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2013
    Pages: 1-14
    Received: Dec. 29, 2012
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: The biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by associated microorganisms were studied. Soil and waste water samples were collected from four abattoirs located at Egbu and Ogbe in Imo state, Trans-Amadi and Ahoada in Rivers State. Likewise, surface water and sediment samples from Otamiri River and Oginigba Creek adjoined to Egbu and Trans... Show More
  • Development and Calibration of A Particulate Matter Measurement Device with Wireless Sensor Network Function

    Duckshin Park, Duckshin Park, Soon-Bark Kwon, Soon-Bark Kwon, Youngmin Cho, Youngmin Cho

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2013
    Pages: 15-20
    Received: Dec. 23, 2012
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: A Zigbee-based ubiquitous sensor network (USN) has many industrial applications and provides flexible measuring environments. In particular, the USN system can replace existing measuring devices in harsh environments such as subway stations. To monitor the intensities of various pollutants and air qualities in subway tunnels, this study applied the... Show More
  • A New Generation Air Pollution Alert System: Integrating Air Quality Models and Location-Aware Mobile Devices

    Nuri Yilmazer, Kuo-Jen Liao, Young Lee, Juan Mora, William Webb, Remzi Seker

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2013
    Pages: 21-26
    Received: Feb. 05, 2013
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: This paper introduces a new real-time air pollution alert system using mobile devices. Through the location awareness capability of mobile devices, Android- and iOS-based apps are developed to inform the public residing in the vicinity of air pollution areas. The apps have shown to be working successfully sending push notifications as well as a reg... Show More
  • Determination of Heavy Metal Concentration in Fish Samples, Sediment and Water from Odo-Ayo River in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti-State, Nigeria

    J. B. Edward, E. O. Idowu, J. A. Oso, O. R. Ibidapo

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2013
    Pages: 27-33
    Received: Feb. 22, 2013
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: This research work was conducted to assess the concentration of heavy metals namely, Zn, Mn, Cu, Fe, Pb and Cd in three matrices including sediment, water and Fish organs (gills, flesh, kidney and liver). The fish sample, Clarias gariepinus was collected from Odo-Ayo River in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. The results obtained showed that the con... Show More
  • Ascertaining the Acid Mine Drainage Potential of a Mineral Concession in South-Western Ghana

    G. Ofori-Sarpong, K. Osei, R. K. Amankwah

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2013
    Pages: 34-39
    Received: Mar. 01, 2013
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    Published: Apr. 02, 2013
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    Abstract: Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) poses a myriad of problems in communities where mining of sulphide-containing ores takes place. Thus current environmental practice requires that samples be tested for their AMD potential before mining commences. In connection with this, samples from a gold concession in south-western Ghana have been investigated for AMD ge... Show More