International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015

  • Particle Sizes of Aerosols Produced by Nine Indoor Perfumes and Deodorants

    Jean-François Bertholon, Marie-Hélène Becquemin, Monique Roy, Francis Roy, David Ledur, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Bertrand Dautzenberg

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 377-381
    Received: Nov. 04, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 25, 2014
    Published: Dec. 07, 2015
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    Abstract: Air fresheners are very popular and their aerosols contain components known to be toxic but we lack data on their penetration in the lungs which is dependent on their particle sizes. Thus we measured the particles sizes of various indoor deodorants and/or perfumes and derived an estimation of their regional deposition in the lungs. We used an Elect... Show More
  • The Effectiveness of Using MODIS Products for Monitoring Climate Change Risks over the Nile Delta, Egypt

    Hossam Ismael

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 382-396
    Received: Sep. 26, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 24, 2015
    Published: Dec. 07, 2015
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    Abstract: Climate change is the one of greatest challenges that faces the human being nowadays as the Earth’s climate is getting warmer. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have indicated that the temperature average of the Earth’s surface has increased about 1.2 to 1.4 C sin... Show More
  • Heavy Metals Contamination in Soils and Water in the Vicinity of Small Scale Gold Mines at Londoni and Sambaru, Singida Region, Tanzania

    Asantael Herman, Charles Kihampa

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 397-403
    Received: Sep. 29, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 21, 2015
    Published: Dec. 07, 2015
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    Abstract: This study was carried out to determine the concentration of heavy metals in water and soils in the vicinity of mines and processing units in small scale mining areas at Londoni and Sambaru. Heavy metals concentrations ranging from 1.7 to 53.8 mg/kg dry soil weight (dw), 8.7 to 22.24 mg/kg dw, 0.42 to 2.61mg/kg dw and 3.19 to 29.42 mg/kg dw were de... Show More
  • Epiphyton Algae on Aquatic Macrophyte (Water Hyacinth) in a Tropical Lagoon and Their Possible Use as Indicator

    K. S. Effiong, A. I. Inyang

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 404-410
    Received: Oct. 26, 2015
    Accepted: Nov. 16, 2015
    Published: Dec. 07, 2015
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    Abstract: The epiphyton on aquatic macrophyte “Water hyacinth” and their possible use as indicator of environmental change in Yewa Lagoon, Nigeria were undertaken for six months (December, 2012- May, 2013), to know the health status of the environment and also identify pollution tolerant individual in the area. A total of 4710 individuals of 39 species belon... Show More
  • Spatio-Temporal Variations in Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide Levels in Three Motor Parks in Ibadan, Nigeria

    Godson Rowland Ana, Olusola Olabisi Ogunseye

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 411-419
    Received: Oct. 30, 2015
    Accepted: Nov. 06, 2015
    Published: Dec. 07, 2015
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    Abstract: Carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions arising from vehicles and combustion processes in motor parks predisposes to adverse health outcomes and associated health risks. There is dearth of studies and data on air quality in motor parks in Nigeria, hence, the need to assess the levels of CO and CO2 and their relationship with meteoro... Show More
  • Robust Method for Deforestation Analysis of Satellite Images

    Ioan Ispas, Eduard Franti, Florin Lazo, Elteto Zoltan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 420-424
    Received: Nov. 25, 2015
    Accepted: Dec. 04, 2015
    Published: Dec. 25, 2015
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    Abstract: The aim is to design a robust method for tracking real time deforestation in a local area under satellite observation. Deforested areas are obtained by a procedure of differentiating between two successive images (temporal). The resulting method proves to be robust, the analyzed satellite image having multiple alterations: cutting (minus 3-10%), tr... Show More
  • Pre-impoundment Macroinvertebrate Composition of Elemi River, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

    Edward J. B., Adewumi A. A., Idowu E. O., Oso J. A., Adeoba E. A., Olofintoye L. K.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 425-434
    Received: Nov. 22, 2015
    Accepted: Dec. 03, 2015
    Published: Jan. 04, 2016
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    Abstract: Benthic organisms are generally considered to be good indicators of environmental conditions of aquatic ecosystem. The present study was undertaken to study the pre-impoundment composition, abundance, distribution and diversity of the macroinvertebrate fauna of Elemi River, Ado-Ekiti, while using these organisms as water-quality bioindicators. Phys... Show More