International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015

  • Variability in Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Isomer Pair Ratio: Source Identification Concern

    Emoyan Onoriode Onos, Agbaire Patience Odafe, Akporido Samuel Omorovie

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 111-117
    Received: Mar. 24, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 06, 2015
    Published: Apr. 18, 2015
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    Abstract: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) toxicity and contamination of both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem have been established PAHs are formed mainly as a result of incomplete combustion of organic materials during industrial and anthropogenic activities. Previous research has focused on various and many PAHs isomer pair ratio of variable physi... Show More
  • A Study on the Effects of Global Warming in Bangladesh

    Fahim Elahi, Niazul Islam Khan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 118-121
    Received: Mar. 27, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 11, 2015
    Published: Apr. 21, 2015
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    Abstract: Global warming turns out to be the biggest challenge to the mankind in the near future. It is not a problem to write only theories and do research on; it is a problem which humankind must face unless proactive measures are taken immediately. Global warming causes the climate to change including the rise of sea-level. Recently, the IPCC (Intergovern... Show More
  • Heavy Metal Pollution Investigation of Left Bank Outfall Drain of Coastal District Badin, Sindh, Pakistan by Using Arc GIS

    Mohammad Amin Qureshi, Ghulam Murtaza Mastoi, Zulfiqar Ali Laghari, Khalid Hussain Lashari, Fouzia Panhwar, Zameer Ali Palh

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 122-132
    Received: Apr. 02, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 11, 2015
    Published: Apr. 21, 2015
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    Abstract: Coastal district Badin of Sindh Pakistan is known as hub of pollution because of surface drain canal network, which continuously carries industrial effluents, municipal wastes, pumped saline water and excess agriculture water of three districts. Agriculture lands, ground water, lakes and Lagoons of the district have been contaminated with toxic hea... Show More
  • Impacts of Untreated Sewage Discharge on Water Quality of Middle Manyame River: A Case of Chinhoyi Town, Zimbabwe

    Muisa Norah, Zingundu Shumirai, Mangori Lynda Zelma, Mupfiga Upenyu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 133-138
    Received: Mar. 27, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 15, 2015
    Published: Apr. 27, 2015
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    Abstract: Disposal of untreated sewage into surface waters is common in most developing countries. Any physico-chemical, or biological condition that prevents the designated uses of a water body represents poor water quality. This study was carried out on Middle Manyame River, a major source of potable water in Chinhoyi town. The study sought to ascertain th... Show More
  • Ecological Risk Assessment of Construct Artificial Islands by Fault Tree Analysis Method in the Persian Gulf

    Amin Ahmadi Givi, Sepideh Karimi, Mahdis Sadat, Mahmood Zoghi, Saeed Karimi, Negar foroughi, Bahram malekmohamadi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 139-146
    Received: Mar. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 17, 2015
    Published: Apr. 30, 2015
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    Abstract: Development is inevitable in various sectors.One example of these developments is the construction of artificial islands which is man-made and is made for variety of purposes including tourism, economy, and airports, industrial, political and military establishment. Construction of artificial islands is a serious treatment for marine ecosystems. In... Show More
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment for Crude Oil Pipelines

    Huseyin Murat Cekirge

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 147-153
    Received: Apr. 11, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 22, 2015
    Published: May 06, 2015
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    Abstract: Risk Assessment is an extremely useful tool in providing a framework in which to identify the possible hazards and evaluate the risks associated with all crude oil pipelines. By using index method and multivariable analysis, a methodology of the threat and risk of crude oil pipelines to environment are presented. General concepts are introduced and... Show More
  • A Method for Preparing Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of Crude Oil and Gas Pipelines

    Huseyin Murat Cekirge, Omar K. M. Ouda, Ammar Elhassan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 154-161
    Received: Apr. 15, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 24, 2015
    Published: May 06, 2015
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    Abstract: The principles of preparing ESIA for crude oil and gas pipelines are introduced and various stages of the report development are presented. The paper is a guideline for preparing an ESIA without any omitted measures of an oil or gas pipeline. These guidelines are presented in detail and will be handbook of presenting and introducing mitigation meas... Show More
  • Metal Pollution Assessment of Sediment and Water in Al-Ghadir River: Role of Continuously Released Organic Matter and Carbonate and Their Purification Capacity

    Amale Mcheik, Mohamad Fakih, Hussein Trabulsi, Joumana Toufaily, Taysir Hamieh, Evelyne Garnier-Zarli, Noureddine Bousserrhine

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 162-172
    Received: Apr. 18, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 29, 2015
    Published: May 12, 2015
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    Abstract: During the discharge of metals in the aquatic environment, metals are partitioned between the sediment and the water column phases. Further partitioning of metals occurs within the sediment chemical fractions. The present study focuses on one of the middle eat rivers, Al-Ghadir which is the smallest and the most polluted and found in the most popul... Show More
  • Assessment of Daylight Intensity as a Function of the Ratio of the Window Area and Total Room Volume for Office Buildings in Jos, Nigeria

    Ademola Olatunji Jimoh, Olabode Michael Ogunrayewa

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 173-179
    Received: Apr. 06, 2015
    Accepted: Apr. 16, 2015
    Published: May 13, 2015
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    Abstract: The subjective data for this study was obtained from questionnaires while the objective data was obtained from measurement instruments. An 80% combined votes of respondents found the level of lighting inadequate. This is in consonance with objective measurements, which show interior light level way below recommended standards for the building under... Show More
  • Anaerobic Sediments Decrease the Leaching of Trace Metals to Groundwater

    Amale Mcheik, Mohamad Fakih, Hiba Noureddine, Hussein Trabulsi, Joumana Toufaily, Taysir Hamieh, Evelyne Garnier-Zarli, Noureddine Bousserrhine

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 180-190
    Received: Apr. 23, 2015
    Accepted: May 01, 2015
    Published: May 13, 2015
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    Abstract: The increased deterioration of water resources in Lebanon from progressive urbanization, agricultural activities and development of industries is, according to the natural authorities, a major critical problem by the year 2010. At our study site, at Al-Ghadir River, aqueous solutions containing heavy metals are extensively released from many indust... Show More
  • Outlines of an Oil Spill Response Plan (OSRP) for Crude Oil Pipelines

    Huseyin Murat Cekirge

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 191-197
    Received: Apr. 26, 2015
    Accepted: May 08, 2015
    Published: Jun. 01, 2015
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    Abstract: The paper is presenting outlines of an Oil Spill Response Plan (OSRP) for a crude oil pipeline with onshore and offshore facilities. The methodology of preparing an OSRP plan is introduced in detail; however a case or numerical example is not presented. The methodology is not aimed at a specific crude oil pipeline, and the directions in the paper c... Show More
  • Carbon Capture and Storage in Geological Formation; Its Legal, Regulatory Imperatives and Opportunities in India

    Krunal Kalbende

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2015
    Pages: 198-204
    Received: May 21, 2015
    Accepted: May 28, 2015
    Published: Jun. 09, 2015
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    Abstract: The Carbon Capture and Storage Technology (CCS) provides a veritable platform to bridge the gap between the seemingly irreconcilable twin global challenges of ensuring a secure, reliable and diversified energy supply and mitigating climate change by reducing atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide. Making its proper regulatory policy and making it ... Show More