International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016

  • Fluoride Concentration in Ground Water Around an Aluminium Smelter Plant (A Case Study) in Angul–Talcher Industrial Belt, Odisha, India

    Allian Majhi, Subhra Keshari Biswal, Kedar Mohapatra

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Nov. 15, 2015
    Accepted: Dec. 04, 2015
    Published: Dec. 30, 2015
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    Abstract: Fluoride is the naturally-occurring stable form of the gaseous element fluorine (F). Fluoride is among the top 15 most abundant components on the Earth’s crust [21] and is naturally found in very small amounts in most aquifers in India [23]. An aquifer is an underground unit of saturated earth materials that can provide usable quantities of ground ... Show More
  • Evaluation of Radioactivity Concentration in Drinking Water Collected from Local Wells and Boreholes of Dutse Town, North West, Nigeria

    Shittu Abdullahi, Chifu E. Ndikilar, Abdussalam B. Suleiman, Hafeez Y. Hafeez

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016
    Pages: 6-11
    Received: Dec. 28, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 05, 2016
    Published: Jan. 15, 2016
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    Abstract: Water is necessity to human and other life, human uses water for drinking, agricultural activities, domestic activities and so on. Therefore, it become necessary to study the level of radiation in our drinking water, because it poses many biological risks to human and other life when exceeded the maximum contamination level. This study examined the... Show More
  • Facade Greening: A Way to Attain Sustainable Built Environment

    Muhammad Shamsuddeen Abdullahi, Halil Zafer Alibaba

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016
    Pages: 12-20
    Received: Dec. 31, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 12, 2016
    Published: Jan. 27, 2016
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    Abstract: In urban areas today, natural vegetation are been replaced with concrete pavements, buildings and other structures, which bring with it several consequences such as; noticeable increase in the amount of energy used in heating and cooling buildings which led to urban heat island (UHI) effect, degrading of air quality, increasing the amount of hard s... Show More
  • Study on Biodegradation of Mechanic Workshop Polluted Soil Amended with Lime Fertilizer

    Stephen Emmanuel, Okwute Loretta Ojonoma, Idoko Peter Arome, Makolo Daniel

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016
    Pages: 21-26
    Received: Nov. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Nov. 19, 2015
    Published: Feb. 01, 2016
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    Abstract: Biodegradation of mechanic workshop polluted soil amended with 2.4kg lime (Confluence fertilizer) was studied for a period of eight weeks (56 days). This was done by physicochemical analysis of the soil samples and microbiological analysis by spread plate inoculation on Nutrient agar (NA). The results revealed higher bacteria population in amended ... Show More
  • Sulphur Concentration in Imported Coal Around the Tamabil Area, Sylhet, Bangladesh

    Mahamudul Hashan, M. Farhad Howladar, Labiba Nusrat Jahan

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016
    Pages: 27-30
    Received: Jan. 21, 2016
    Accepted: Jan. 29, 2016
    Published: Feb. 19, 2016
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    Abstract: Bangladesh imports large amount of Indian coal every year in order to partly fulfill the demand of solid fuel. This research presents the quality and concentration of sulphur in imported coal. To accomplish the goal, twelve coal samples were collected from imported coal deposits of Tamabil, Sylhet in different times. Results show that the sulphur c... Show More
  • Monitoring Soil and Underground Water EC in a Rice Field Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake

    Yoshiko Muto, Eiichi Kurashima, Kiyohito Yamamoto, Koji Harashina

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016
    Pages: 31-38
    Received: Jan. 19, 2016
    Accepted: Feb. 01, 2016
    Published: Feb. 23, 2016
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    Abstract: The Otomo rice field zone in Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture was catastrophically damaged by large-scale subsidence and the tsunami that followed the Great East Japan earthquake, which occurred on March 11th, 2011. Electrical conductivity of underground water, bulk electrical conductivity of the soil, and various meteorological elements were o... Show More