Environmental Science Research Papers/Topics

Geospatial Distribution of Air Pollutants Along Selected Traffic Routes Within Port Harcourt Metropolis

ABSTRACT The study investigates the spatial distribution and concentration of air pollutants (mainly from automobile emission) at traffic intersections at selected major routes within Port-Harcourt Metropolis, Rivers State, Nigeria. Five sampling locations (using purposive sampling technique in selecting the sampling locations) were considered which are Rumuokoro, Rumuola, Garrison, UST/Mile 3 and Mile 1, with each having three sampling points placed 2.0m away from the edge of the road and s...

PIIION OF CLIMATE CHANGE Among SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AUNICIPAL AREA COUNCIL OF The FCT

ABSTRACT The p·u.rpose dy was to examine the perception of climate change among senior secondary scJltS in Abuja municipal area council of the FCT Abuja. The study has an:-J.ongst its < to determine the level of awareness of the students on the issues of clirnate cb.anlfi their sources of information and the location of their schools. Ttie study e~sed primary source of data that reflected a cross-age design involving the collecticative and quantitative data from eight senior secondary school...

Analysis Of Institutional Solid Waste Management Practices: Insights From Two Ghanaian Universities.

ABSTRACT Academic institutions produce solid wastes which are not disposed off effectively or economically. The result is littering and accumulation of garbage which cause pollution. This study examined solid waste generation and management practices in public and private institutions. To achieve the above objective, waste audit was carried out over a period of three weeks. Waste management practices of the institutions were also examined through the assessment of the institutional arrangemen...

Assessment Of Farmers’ Perception Of Soil Quality Within The Ada West District Of The Greater Accra Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Globally, incorporating farmers’ perception on soil quality indicators and its associated influence on soil management practices into policy decisions has become a topical issue in recent times. This study assesses the perception of farmers on soil quality within the Ada District of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Using a mixed method approach, 212 questionnaires were administered to farmers in five communities of the Ada West District. Thirty six soil samples were taken from fo...

An Assessment Of Heavy Metal Contamination In Soils And Vegetation – A Case Study Of Korle Lagoon Reclamation Site

ABSTRACT  This study investigated the concentration of heavy metals and vegetation around the Korle  Lagoon Reclamation site in Accra (Ghana). The dispersion of heavy metals such as Pb,  Hg, Cd, As, Zn, Sn, Ni, Cu and Cr within the soil profile from a depth of 0 – 60cm (at  20cm intervals) were assessed. A total of ninety (90) soil samples were taken from the ewaste zone (EW), central gardens zone (GZ), recreational zone (KD), reclaimed zone (RZ)  and estuary zone (ES) and eighteen (18...

Environmental Assessment Of The Kassena-Nankana Irrigation Scheme Vis A Vis Microbial Contamination Of Tomatoes Produced From Irrigated Farms In The Kassena-Nankana East Municipality

ABSTRACT This aim of the study was to conduct an environmental assessment of three irrigation systems in the Kassena-Nankanna East Municipality and determine microbiological quality of tomato crops grown on farms irrigated from study schemes and water used for irrigation. A structured questionnaire and direct observation was used to gather background information from a total of 120 farmers from the study area in order to identify environmental conditions that may be contributing to the contam...

Assessment Of Groundwater Quality Around Abandoned Quarry Ponds Near Lower Benue Trough, Nigeria

ABSTRACT A field study was conducted on the Assessment of Ground Water Quality around Abandoned Quarry Ponds near Lower Benue Trough, Nigeria. Water samples were collected using 1liter amber glass bottles each fitted with a screw cap and lined with foil from the four abandoned quarry pits measured fifty meters (50m) (165ft) deep. These were labeled ABP1, ABP2, ABP3, ABP4, while the wells were labeled HDW (hand dug wells) measured eighty meters (80m) (264ft) deep and BH (borehole), measured t...

Dna Barcoding As A Tool For Sustainable Harvesting Of Medicinal Plants Used In The Treatment Of Diarrhoea And Male Sexual Weakness In Ghana.

ABSTRACT Due to high poverty levels coupled with high patients to doctor ratio in Ghana, most people especially the urban poor and rural dwellers resort to herbal medicines which are quite cheap for their primary healthcare. Developing measures to maximize the medicinal potentials of indigenous plants will reduce the number of lives lost through diseases. A major setback is that most herbal products sold in public places lack scientific evidence for safety, quality and efficacy. As the safety...

Impact Of Improved Cook Stoves Adoption On Deforestation, Socio-Economic And Health Status Of Selected Communities In The Oti And Volta Regions Of Ghana

ABSTRACT To reduce deforestation along the Volta Lake and evapotranspiration of water in the Akosombo reservoir, the Volta River Authority (VRA) embarked on a reforestation project. However, the reforestation project was thwarted by the over reliance on trees for firewood usage in Traditional Three stone stoves (T3SS) in communities around the Volta Lake. The VRA then introduced Improved Cook stoves (ICS) which was believed to consume less firewood in communities along the Volta Lake in the B...

Assessment of Air Quality Impacts on Women And Children in the Accra Metropolis

ABSTRACT Women and children within developing countries and for that matter Ghana are engaged in domestic and commercial activities that make them prone to inhalation of outdoor particle pollution, which may have effects or exacerbate existing respiratory diseases. It is for this reason that this study investigated the adverse health effects of air quality on women and children. This was done through the measurement of particulate matter sizes less or equal to 10 microns (PM10) on major roa...

Environmental Education And Students Participation Towards Sustainable Environment Development in Abuja Municipal Area Council

ABSTRACT  This study "environmental education and students part1_·i, 17ation towards sustainable environmental development in AMAC ", ,/ras aimc. i at determining the level of Environmental Education and Participation amongst students of secondary schools and their contribution toward sustainable environmental development. The specific objectives were to identify students · awareness and sensitivity on environmental issues; identify the subjects r hat incorporate environmental education in...

Pesticides Use And Pesticides Residues in Drinking Water, Soil And Cocoa Beans in The Doorma West District of Ghana

ABSTRACT Pesticide residue levels in drinking water, soils and cocoa beans were assessed in four cocoa growing communities in the Dormaa West District of Ghana to assess the levels of pesticides contamination. In all 127 samples were collected between December 2014 and February 2015 from sixteen (16) selected cocoa farms and six (6) selected control sites. The samples were extracted and analyzed for organochlorine and synthetic pyrethroids, and organophosphate pesticide residues using the Ga...

Effects of Insanitary Conditions on The Physico Chemical Quality of Underground Water in Select Coastal Communities in Keta

ABSTRACT Groundwater issues in coastal communities are usually associated with seasonal salinization, due to sea water intrusion and seasonal flooding, however the main objective of this study was to assess the physical and chemical water quality of hand dug wells in Atorkor, Srogbe and Whuti, which are located close to possible contamination sources and further from these contamination sources. Thirty selected hand dug wells in households were used for this study. The uses, dependency, know...

Sustainable Bioenergy: Biodiesel Production From Microalgae Occurring In Ghana

ABSTRACT Due to increasing oil prices and climate change concerns, biodiesel has gained attention as an alternative energy source. Biodiesel derived from microalgae is a potentially renewable and carbon–neutral alternative to petroleum fuels. This study was carried out to determine the potentials of producing biodiesel from microalgae obtained from freshwater bodies in Ghana to serve as an environmentally sustainable fuel and an alternative to the use of fossil diesel. In the study, water s...

Chemical And Biological Characteristics Of Some Marketed Solid Waste Composts In Ghana

ABSTRACT The study assessed the chemical and biological characteristics of composts made from municipal solid waste in Accra and agricultural waste in Kade in Ghana. In Accra, compost samples were taken at residential level (Household composting), decentralised community level (AsieduKeteke composting facility) and at large-scale metropolis level (Teshie composting plant). The compost samples from Kade were produced at the University of Ghana Agricultural Research Station. Composting operatio...


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