International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2013

  • Impact of Integrated Soil and Water Conservation Program on Crop Production and Income in West Harerghe Zone, Ethiopia

    Yenealem Kassa, Fekadu Beyene, Jema Haji, Belaineh Legesse

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2013
    Pages: 111-120
    Received: Jul. 09, 2013
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    Published: Aug. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: Land degradation has been identified as one of the most serious problems that threaten the sustainability of agriculture in Ethiopia. In an effort to address these problems, the basic paradigm and approach to soil and water conservation has itself evolved over time. In recent years more holistic and land-scape wide approaches that go beyond resourc... Show More
  • Air Quality in Relation to Vehicular Traffic-Related Gaseous Emissions in two Selected Local Government Areas in South-Western Nigeria

    John O. Olamijulo, Godson R. E. E Ana

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2013
    Pages: 121-127
    Received: Jul. 05, 2013
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    Published: Aug. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: The aim of this study is to determine the concentration of traffic related air pollutants at major and busy road intersections in two Local Government Areas of Ibadan, Nigeria. A descriptive cross-sectional design was employed for the study. Ibadan North and North East Local Government Areas (LGAs) were purposely selected based on their high traffi... Show More
  • Gaseous Emissions Monitoring and Ash Analysis of an Industrial Incinerator in Pakistan

    Sana Akhtar, Sunaina Ashfaq, Asim Mehmood, Saamia Saif, Almas Hamid

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2013
    Pages: 128-132
    Received: Jul. 26, 2013
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    Published: Aug. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: A study was conducted on an industrial incinerator located at Kala Shah Kaku, Punjab, Pakistan to monitor and evaluate stack emissions (NOX, SOX, CO, VOCS) and determination of heavy metals in bottom and fly ash of an industrial incinerator burning tobacco dust. Incinerated bottom and fly ash samples were collected. For the purpose of ambient air m... Show More
  • Quality Assurance System of Air Pollution Monitoring Network

    Mai Ezzeldin Ahmed, Wessameldin Salaheldin Abdelaziz

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2013
    Pages: 133-138
    Received: Jul. 19, 2013
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    Published: Aug. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: Performa quality assurance system such as applying calibration systems ensures the data will meet defined standards quality with a standard level of confidence.The work represents the way of using the standards to represent the highest level in the traceable chain of calibrations in the environmental monitoring network. The calibration of the Air Q... Show More
  • Economic Viability of Private Sector Participation in Management of Municipal Solid Waste in Makurdi Metropolis of Nigeria

    Kwadzah Telumun Kenneth, Enokela, Onum Shadrach, Johnson Abinbola Otun

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2013
    Pages: 147-153
    Received: Jul. 27, 2013
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    Published: Aug. 30, 2013
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    Abstract: Assessment of the economic viability of private sector participation in solid waste management within Makurdi metropolis was carried out. Three hundred questionnaires were administered to the resident waste generators and five hundred to the waste management collectors (service -providers). A survey of equipment and machinery required for proficien... Show More
  • Occurrence and Chemistry of Co-contamination of Nitrate and Hydrocarbon Pollutants in Gas-Flared Areas of Niger-Delta, Nigeria

    Haruna Adamu, Bappah Adamu Umar

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2013
    Pages: 154-161
    Received: Jul. 28, 2013
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    Published: Aug. 30, 2013
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    Abstract: Scattered literature is harnessed to critically review the prime source, chemistry and potential environmental and health effects of co-contamination of nitrate and hydrocarbon pollutants commonly found in soils and surface- and groundwaters of Niger-Delta region of Nigeria, which substantially resulted from oil and gas exploration and exploitation... Show More
  • Physicochemical Characterization of Waste Oils and Analysis of the Residues in Contaminated Soil

    Sébastien Koffi Ouffoue, Laure Oura, Kicho Denis YAPO, Antoine Ahibo Coffy

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 4, August 2013
    Pages: 162-166
    Received: Aug. 06, 2013
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    Published: Aug. 30, 2013
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    Abstract: Waste oils are oils from mineral which were already used (used oil). The results shows in the waste oil 0.15% of H2O and 0.05% in new oil (fuel, gasoil and Fresh lubricating oil).The physicochemical analysis made it possible to indicate the presence of minerals and metals in worn oils in relatively high concentration (30 times higher) compared to ... Show More