International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017

  • Challenges and Prospects of Solid Waste Management in Ghana

    Thomas Samwine, Peng Wu, Lezhong Xu, Yaoliang Shen, Emmanuel Appiah, Wang Yaoqi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 96-102
    Received: Apr. 25, 2017
    Accepted: May 16, 2017
    Published: Jul. 06, 2017
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    Abstract: Urbanization is on the rise in Africa and this trend is expected to continue in the future. Of concern is that the infrastructure and land use planning including for waste management is not coping with the growth of urban areas (around 3.5% annually, highest in the world). This is particularly urgent in the slum areas which constitute a big part of... Show More
  • Chemical Characterization and Source Determination of Trace Elements in PM2.5 and PM10 from an Urban Area, Northern Jordan

    Idrees F. Al-Momani, Wisam M. Shatnawi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 103-108
    Received: May 13, 2017
    Accepted: May 24, 2017
    Published: Jul. 10, 2017
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    Abstract: PM2.5 and PM10 atmospheric particulate material samples were collected from Irbid city, Northern Jordan using a dichotomous air sampler. Collected samples were digested and analyzed for 17 elements (Al, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, P, Pb, S, V and Zn) using ICP-OES. Levels of measured elements were compared to concentrations in many o... Show More
  • Relevance of Seed Bank in the Process of Recovery of the Atlantic Forest in São Paulo – Brazil in the Four Seasons of the Year

    Maria Luiza Domingues Villar, Cleber Ferrão Corrêa, Heloisa de Oliveira Zanella

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 109-115
    Received: Aug. 01, 2017
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    Published: Aug. 02, 2017
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    Abstract: One of the planet’s richest areas in biodiversity can be found in Brazilian territory: the Atlantic Forest, which is also an example of the most severe devastation cases. Spread in an area larger than 30.000 km and 30° degrees latitude, it is categorized as tropical rainforest. Due to the planting of monocultures such as sugarcane and coffee as wel... Show More
  • Sustainable Architecture for Communities Affected by Environmental Disasters and the Case of Mariana, the Largest Environmental Accident in Brazil

    Maria Fernanda Britto Neves, Deyse Maimone dos Santos, José Carlos Loureiro

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 116-122
    Received: Aug. 13, 2017
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    Published: Aug. 14, 2017
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    Abstract: This article analyzes the largest environmental accident in Brazil, the rupture of the tailings dam at Samarco, in Fundão, Bento Rodrigues district, in the Mariana region of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The study contemplates historical and socioenvironmental aspects. For the understanding and analysis, bibliographical and digital surveys wer... Show More