African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 1126

Table of Content: December 2008; 2(12)

December 2008

Scarcity on a Water Planet

Author(s): Prof Dele Ogunseitan

December 2008

Recent data on the prevalence of intestinal parasites in N’Djamena, Chad Republic

  This cross sectional study assessed the prevalence of intestinal protozoan and helminth infections in N’Djamena, Chad Republic, and determined the main epidemiological transmission factors of these pathogens in order to develop efficient control strategies of intestinal parasites. Four hundred and sixty two randomly selected persons, from eight quarters (administrative districts), of age less than one...

Author(s): M. A. Hamit, M. T. Tidjani and C. F. Bilong Bilong

December 2008

Long term effect of municipal solid waste amendment on soil heavy metal content of sites used for periurban agriculture in Ngaoundere, Cameroon

  An assessment of the impact of amendment using untreated municipal solid wastes on the trace element contents of periurban areas soils was carried out in Ngaoundere. Waste samples were collected in November and soil samples were collected in November, January, April and July. Heavy metal total concentrations in urban wastes differed significantly among sites and ranged from 0.48 to 7.64 mg/kg for Cd, 38.3 to...

Author(s): R. Adjia, W. M. L Fezeu, J. B. Tchatchueng, S. Sorho, G. Echevarria, M. B. Ngassoum

December 2008

Water supply, sanitation and health risks in Douala, Cameroon

  With a view to contribute to the hygiene condition and improvement in the urban zones of Cameroon, a survey was carried out in March 2007 among 1400 households with respect to the water supply, sanitation and health risks in seven quarters of spontaneous habitat of Douala town. It results from this study that the majority of participants were married (76%). The populations are supplied with of water...

Author(s): Ndjama Joséphine, Kamgang Kabeyene Beyala Véronique, Sigha Nkamdjou Luc, Ekodeck Georges, Tita Margaret Awah

December 2008

Characterization of domestic and market solid wastes at source in Lagos metropolis, Lagos, Nigeria

  Waste management is an important element of environmental protection. Proper characterization of municipal solid waste is fundamental for the planning of municipal waste management services. The objectives of this study were to estimate the percentage of various components of household and market waste generated from source and also the seasonal composition of household waste. The domestic and market solid...

Author(s): Oyelola, O. T  and Babatunde, A. I

December 2008

Influence of intercrops on pests’ populations in upland rice (Oriza sativa L.)

  We conducted a 3 x 4 factorial experiment fitted into a randomized complete block design, using three intercrops: cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) at 0, 50,000, 100,000, 150,000 plants/ha; groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) at 100,000, 200,000, 300,000 plants/ha; and egusi-melon (Colocynthis vulgaris L.) at 10,000, 20,000, and 30,000 plants/ha  to evaluate their influence on incidence...

Author(s): T. T. Epidi, A. E. Bassey and K. Zuofa