International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy

Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016

  • Conversion of Corn Cobs Waste into Activated Carbons for Adsorption of Heavy Metals from Minerals Processing Wastewater

    William Buah, Jennifer MacCarthy, Samuel Ndur

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 98-103
    Received: 7 June 2016
    Accepted: 15 June 2016
    Published: 29 June 2016
    Abstract: This study investigated adsorption of Lead (Pb2+), Copper (Cu2+) and Cadmium (Cd2+) from minerals processing wastewater using activated carbons prepared from waste corn cobs. The activated carbons were prepared by carbonisation of the waste at 900°C to obtain carbonised corn cobs. Samples of the carbonised material were activated at 900°C for vario... Show More
  • The Impacts and Implications of Anthropogenic Forces on the Unstable Geologic Platform in Parts of Anambra and Imo States Southeastern, Nigeria

    Egboka Boniface Chukwuka, Okoyeh Elizabeth Ifeyinwa

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016
    Pages: 104-110
    Received: 26 June 2016
    Accepted: 5 July 2016
    Published: 21 July 2016
    Abstract: Anthropogenic activities have exacerbated the incidences of floods, soil and gully erosion and landslides in parts of southeastern states of Anambra and Imo, Nigeria. Intense urbanization, deforestation, agricultural, commercial/industrial activities has extensively-denudated and elluviated the total environment. The variations in climatic conditio... Show More