International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017

  • Critical Review of the Current Status of Soil Contamination in Kenya

    Sammy Koskei, Yuanyuan Cheng, Wei-lin Shi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 14-24
    Received: Feb. 08, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 21, 2017
    Published: Mar. 10, 2017
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    Abstract: The growth of economy in Kenya is an impressive factor for the development, and is considered as improving living standard of many. However, pollution goes in hand with growing population and economic activities. Soil contamination is rampart now days, but it is not taken as of more concern like water and air pollution. The main sources of soil con... Show More
  • Study on the Effects of Hydraulic Dredging and Disposal Operations on Water Quality of Nworie River, South-Eastern Nigeria

    Justina Ugochi Udensi, Toochukwu Ekwutosi Ogbulie, Emeka-Nwabunnia Ijeoma, Nkeiruka Uche Chikezie, Ugochukwu Mmasi Godson, Awurum Ivy Nwaku, Ifeyinwa Celestina Mgbemena

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 25-31
    Received: Jan. 28, 2016
    Accepted: Sep. 12, 2016
    Published: Mar. 11, 2017
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    Abstract: A study was done to ascertain the effect of hydraulic dredging and spoils disposal on the physicochemical parameters of Nworie River. The study was carried out from July 2010 to January, 2012. Water samples were collected prior to, during and monitored several months after dredging. The samples were collected from 5 stations: station 1 was the dred... Show More
  • Assessment of Groundwater Quality Parameters Using Multivariate Statistics- A Case Study of Majmaah, KSA

    Sameh S. Ahmed

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 32-40
    Received: Dec. 11, 2016
    Accepted: Feb. 17, 2017
    Published: Mar. 15, 2017
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    Abstract: This paper aims at evaluating the groundwater quality parameters at part of Majmaah City, Saudi Arabia. The study uses multivariate statistics methods (Principal Component Analysis, PCA and/or Factor Analysis, FA) to determine the most important water quality parameters at the study area, aiming at introducing an environmental assessment of its cur... Show More
  • MAE-GC-MS Assessment of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons in the Bitumen Belt of Ondo State, Southwestern Nigeria

    Tomori W. B., Yanful E. K., Amoo I. A., Aiyesanmi A. F.

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 41-47
    Received: Oct. 04, 2016
    Accepted: Dec. 26, 2016
    Published: Mar. 25, 2017
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    Abstract: Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are of particular concern because of their mutagenic and carcinogenic effect on diverse ecosystems. The regional PAHs concentration was determined in soil over the bitumen belt of Ondo state, Southwestern Nigeria using MAE-GC-MS technique. The spatial concentrations of PAHs in the study area did not show any appreci... Show More
  • Analysis Strategy and Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

    Adriani Bandjar, Rafael Marthinus Osok, I Wayan Sutapa

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 48-55
    Received: Oct. 24, 2016
    Accepted: Mar. 15, 2017
    Published: Mar. 28, 2017
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    Abstract: Strategies and Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Maluku of district Haruku Island-Indonesia have been conducted. This study was conducted consisting of a profile districts obtained Haruku island, the determination of V and C, as well as the picture of extreme rainfall. Based on the analysis of the obtained results as ... Show More
  • Studies on Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Lagos Lagoon ii: Evaluation and Spatial Distribution of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sediments of the Lagoon

    Alani Rose, Drouillard Ken, Olayinka Kehinde, Alo Babajide

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 56-63
    Received: Jan. 06, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 24, 2017
    Published: Mar. 28, 2017
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    Abstract: PAHs in the Lagos lagoon are high enough to raise concern over possible adverse effects on aquatic organisms and human health. Their spatial distribution in the sediment was largely dependent on the proximity of the sediment deposition site to known sources of pollution. Due to their tendency to accumulate in sediments at the bottom of the food cha... Show More