International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014

  • Effect of Environmental Pollution on Oxidative Stress in African Catfish (Clarias heterobranchus)

    Achuba Fidelis Ifeakachuku, Ebokaiwe Peter, Peretiemo-Clarke Beatrice O.

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 297-301
    Received: Nov. 05, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 13, 2014
    Published: Nov. 17, 2014
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    Abstract: Oxidative stress biomarkers: levels of Lipid peroxidation as well as changes in catalase and superoxide dismutase activities were investigated in tissues of African catfish, C heterobranchus inhabiting Warri River. Data were compared to those of reference hatchery. Lipid peroxidation products in fish from the midstream and downstream parts of the r... Show More
  • The New Large Database of the Russian Bottom Trawl Surveys in the Far Eastern Seas and the North Pacific Ocean in 1977-2010

    Igor V. Volvenko

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 302-312
    Received: Oct. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 15, 2014
    Published: Nov. 18, 2014
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    Abstract: The new large database (DB) is considered: the history of its development, sources and the volume of the information contained therein, the first experience of operating it and its prospects; the advantages and disadvantages of this DB are discussed; its role in applied (bioresource) and fundamental researches is highlighted; the DB role in the con... Show More
  • Levels of Selected Heavy Metals in Soil, Tomatoes and Selected Vegetables from Lushoto District-Tanzania

    Lugwisha Esther Hellen, Othman Chande Othman

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 313-319
    Received: Nov. 04, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 13, 2014
    Published: Nov. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: This study involved the determination of heavy metals of Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb and Zn in cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. var botrytis L.), carrot root (Daucus carota L.), tomato fruit (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill.), onion bulb (Allium cepa L.) and leafy cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. var capitata L.) and the respective soils from Lushoto District, Tanza... Show More
  • A Study on the Characterization of Deposited Dust on HVAC Ducts in Subway Stations

    Joonsig Jung, Duckshin Park, Soon-Bark Kwon, Sungho Choi, Seongmi Kim, Wooseok Lee, Hyungjin Jeon

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 320-327
    Received: Nov. 16, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 21, 2014
    Published: Nov. 27, 2014
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    Abstract: This study used various methods to evaluate duct cleanliness and identify the levels of deposited dust in the HVAC systems of subway stations, as well as identifying the characteristics of the pollution sources at the stations. Levels of deposited dust were determined in two subway stations in Seoul from September 2011 to January 2012. The levels o... Show More
  • Quantitative Analysis of Mercury Burden in Waste Water Released from Hospital in Jhansi, U.P.

    Bhupinder Kaur, Rishi Kumar Saxena, Ranmeet Kaur

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 328-332
    Received: Nov. 21, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 28, 2014
    Published: Dec. 02, 2014
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    Abstract: The sources of mercury in hospital wastewaters include potable water supply, medical equipment breakage, laboratory chemicals, medicinal wastes, amalgam from dental clinics, human amalgam and dietary waste retained in wastewater sumps and traps. Cleaning products used in hospitals may contain trace mercury levels from the caustic soda used in produ... Show More
  • Heavy Metal Pollution Assessment of Granite Quarrying Operations at Ikole-Ekiti, Nigeria

    Olufemi Julius Ayodele, Olubunmi Samuel Shittu, Temitope Balogun

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 333-339
    Received: Nov. 25, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 09, 2014
    Published: Dec. 19, 2014
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    Abstract: The impact of previous operations on the environment was assessed by determining heavy metal contents of soil (topsoil, 0-15 cm and subsoil,15-30 cm) and plant samples taken at 0, 10, 15, 30, 60, 120 and 200 m from an abandoned granite quarry and compared to samples from a control (baseline) location. Fe was the most abundant element in the topsoil... Show More
  • Assessment of Environmental Impact Caused by the Release of Radionuclides in Ilha Grande Bay after an Accident at the Nuclear Power Plant

    Aguiar A. S., Lamego Simoes Filho F. F., Lapa C. M. F., Soares A. D.

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 340-346
    Received: Nov. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 09, 2014
    Published: Dec. 19, 2014
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    Abstract: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of a postulated accidental release of radionuclides from a nuclear power reactor into the aquatic resources, using an environmental modeling. To achieve that, computational models of hydrodynamics and transport were used to simulate the radionuclides dispersion caused by an accident in a PWR. This exercise wa... Show More
  • Forest Cover Change Detection Using Remote Sensing and GIS in Banja District, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

    Abyot Yismaw, Birhanu Gedif, Solomon Addisu, Ferede Zewudu

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 354-360
    Received: Dec. 01, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 18, 2014
    Published: Dec. 23, 2014
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    Abstract: Forest cover change analysis between 1973 and 2003 was conducted in Banja district, Awi zone, Amhara region using remote sensing and geographic information system supported with field verifications. Information was extracted from various Satellite images and different digital maps. The objectives of this study were to detect the extent and rate of ... Show More
  • The Analysis for Heat Island Effect Changes in Guiyang City Base on Remote Sensing

    Zhengtong Yin, Yongkang Zheng

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 361-365
    Received: Dec. 15, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 27, 2014
    Published: Jan. 04, 2015
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    Abstract: We selected the Landsat ETM+ remote sensing images of Guiyang city in 2003、2007 and 2011. These images was classified into land use charts and land surface temperature charts using ENVI software, found the changes of heat island effect of Guiyang City in this 8 years, then analyzed the relationship between land surface temperature and land use, The... Show More