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 2013; 7(12)

December 2013

Quantification of the potential for biogas and biogas manure from the selected fruit wastes in Addis Ababa city, Ethiopia

In this paper, the overall potential of biogas and biogas manure from the selected fruit wastes in the city of Addis Ababa was estimated (quantified). The prediction is based on the characterization and biogas yield results in a related study, using structured questionnaire and checklists during field survey. This study has shown a survey of the major sources of the fruit wastes and compiled the number of...

Author(s): Getachew Dagnew Gebreeyessus and Berhanu Assefa Demissie

December 2013

Health risks for population living in the neighborhood of a cement factory

In order to assess the health risks associated with the manufacturing of Portland cement for the population living in the neighborhood of a cement industry in Khrew, Kashmir, India, particulate matter and trace gas samplings were done between March and December 2011 in the cement affected area. The main parameters considered for study included suspended particulate matter (SPM), respirable suspended particulate matter...

Author(s): Syed Sana Mehraj, G. A. Bhat, Henah Mehraj Balkhi and Taseen Gul

December 2013

Hydrogeochemical and anthropogenic influence on the quality of water sources in the Rio del Rey Basin, South Western, Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea

This study which focuses on the hydrogeochemical and anthropogenic influence on water sources in the Rio del Rey Basin has provided an insight into the sources of major ions, water mineralisation processes, and the suitability of the water sources for drinking and agricultural purposes. Fifty-one (51) samples (38 groundwater, 9 surface water, 1 tap, 1 reservoir and 2 rainfall events) were analysed for physico-chemical...

Author(s): Engome R. Wotany, Samuel N. Ayonghe, Wilson Y. Fantong, Mengnjo J. Wirmvem and Takeshi Ohba

December 2013

Influence of salinity on soil chemical properties and surrounding vegetation of Awe salt mining site, Nasarawa State, Nigeria

This study was carried out to monitor and document the influence of salinity on soil chemical properties and surrounding vegetation of Awe salt mining site, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. The soil samples were collected randomly from the salt mining site and 10 m away from the site (control) at 5, 10, 15 and 20 cm depths, respectively, with three replications each. The soil samples were air dried, sieved and the physical and...

Author(s): Dedeke Oyinade Aderoju and Akomolafe Gbenga Festus