International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 1, Issue 2, April 2013

  • Determinations of Some Heavy Metals in Vegetable Samples from Biu Local Government Area, Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria

    J. C. Akan, B. G. Kolo, B. S. Yikala, V. O. Ogugbuaja

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 40-46
    Received: Apr. 03, 2013
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    Published: Apr. 02, 2013
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    Abstract: The concentrations of some heavy metals and anions were determined in vegetable samples (spinach (Ama-ranth caudatus), lettuce (lactuca sativa), Cabbage (Brassica olemcea) and Onion (Allium cepa) which were freshly har-vested within four agricultural locations(Mirnga, Zira, Wangaga and Malang) in Biu Local Government Area, Borno State, Nigeria. Met... Show More
  • Evaluation of the Res-ponses of a Wetland, Tropical Earthworm to Heavy Metal Contaminated Soil

    Ebenezer Olasunkanmi Dada, Kelechi Longinus Njoku, Akinniyi Adediran Osuntoki, Modupe Olatunde Akinola

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 47-52
    Received: Mar. 29, 2013
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    Published: Apr. 02, 2013
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    Abstract: In view of the global importance of wetlands in providing food and income for millions of people through agricultural activities, efforts should be geared toward identifying appropriate biomonitoring organisms for them. This study investigated the mortality and burrowing responses of Libyodrilus violaceus earthworm to heavy metals in the laboratory... Show More
  • Surface Water Quality at Boete Slimes Dam, AngloGold Ashanti Ltd Obuasi

    S. A. Ndur, N. A. Amegbey

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 53-57
    Received: Mar. 20, 2013
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    Published: Apr. 02, 2013
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    Abstract: Mining activities around the Boete Slimes Dam (BSD) of AngloGold Ashanti, Obuasi Mine, and its likely impact on surface water quality around the BSD, was investigated. Analyses of samples taken from Pompo stream and Kwabrafo stream and the confluence of the two streams draining the Boete Slimes Dam area showed that Conductivity, Total Suspended So... Show More
  • Organophosphorus Pesticide Residues in Vegetable and Soil Samples from Alau Dam and Gongulong Agricultural Areas, Borno State, Nigeria

    J. C. Akan, L. Jafiya, Z. Mohammed, F. I. Abdulrahman

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 58-64
    Received: Apr. 04, 2013
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    Published: Apr. 02, 2013
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    Abstract: The Concentrations of organophosphorus pesticide residues (dichlorvos, diazinon, chlorpyrifos, and fenitro-thion) were determine in some vegetables (spinach, lettuce, cabbage, tomato and onion) and soil samples from different depths within Alau Dam and Gongulong agricultural areas in Borno State, Nigeria. Samples collection and preparation were car... Show More
  • Hazards Due to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Heavy Metals at the Closed Kubang Badak Landfill, Selangor

    Nor Amani Filzah Mohd Kamil, Suhaimi Abdul-Talib

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, April 2013
    Pages: 71-77
    Received: Apr. 10, 2013
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    Published: May 30, 2013
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    Abstract: Demand on redevelopment of a closed landfill is increasing due to limited land resources. However, the hazards of a closed landfill remain unknown. Thus, there is a need to assess the health hazard for a closed landfill to ensure its suitability for future development. The aim of this study is to evaluate the distributions and hazards based on soil... Show More