International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014

  • Baseline Concentration and Sources of Trace Elements in Groundwater of Cross River State, Nigeria

    Aniekan Edet, Aniediobong Ukpong, Therese Nganje

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014
    Pages: 1-13
    Received: Nov. 05, 2013
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    Published: Dec. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: Groundwater samples were collected from wells in Cross River State (Nigeria) and analysed for trace elements including Ba, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Li, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Rb, Sr and Zn. The primary aim of the study was to determine the baseline concentrations of these metals, while the secondary aim was to assess the present level of pollution, as a basis for ... Show More
  • Baseline Environmental Impact Assessment of Phytodiversity in a Proposed Floor Sweeping Canalization of Abonnema Wharf Adjoining Water Ways and Aiteo Jetty Development Project

    Nsirim Lucky Edwin-Wosu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014
    Pages: 14-26
    Received: Nov. 02, 2013
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    Published: Dec. 30, 2013
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    Abstract: This report describes the results of an ecological baseline impact assessment study of the Aiteo operational area. This baseline has merit based on the context of a proposed canalization / floor sweeping of adjoining water ways, construction and development of a Jetty project in Abonnema Wharf Area, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. This study was aimed... Show More
  • Evaluation of the Combustion Characteristics of Railroad Waste using a Cone Calorimeter

    Duckshin Park

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014
    Pages: 27-35
    Received: Dec. 29, 2013
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: For this study, we categorized waste from railroad operation into seven types; i.e., wood, vinyl, fiber, Styrofoam, food, paper and plastic. We then performed a combustion test using a cone calorimeter that is used widely for evaluating the combustion properties of combustible materials, to evaluate the heat release rate, smoke production rate, car... Show More
  • Adsorption of Phosphorus by Modified Clay Mineral Waste Material Relating to Removal of it from Aquatic System

    S. Y. N. Jiang, L. C. Su, H. D. Ruan, G. F. Zhang, S. Y. Lai, C. H. Lee, C. F. Yu, Z. Wu, X. Chen, S. He

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014
    Pages: 36-44
    Received: Nov. 20, 2013
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: This study examined the application of modified clay mineral waste material (MCMWM) for removal of phosphorus (P) from aquatic systems including surface water and wastewater related to the application of recycled solid waste materials. The effects of ionic strength and pH on P adsorption by MCMWM were investigated at pH values of 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 w... Show More
  • Community Role of Civil Society in the Household Waste Management and Urban Farming

    Dwi A. Nirwana, John V. Lewi, M. Shoful Ulum, Happy R. Santosa

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014
    Pages: 45-49
    Received: Dec. 29, 2013
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Sustainable development becomes a thought that can be realized by applying the principles of eco-friendly living. One of the real forms of life that is environmentally friendly is household waste management and urban farming. It is necessary for the activity and awareness of the public to participate in developing waste management system and urban ... Show More
  • Statistical Analysis of Urban Growth in Kano Metropolis, Nigeria

    Adzandeh Emmanuel Ayila, Fabiyi O. Oluseyi, Bello Yakasai Anas

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014
    Pages: 50-56
    Received: Jan. 26, 2014
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Understanding and quantifying the spatio-temporal dynamics of urban growth in Kano Metropolis is necessary to put forward appropriate policies and monitoring strategies so as to make informed decision. The city has witnessed growth and infrastructural development such as low cast housing estates, highways and markets, to mention a few. This study e... Show More