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: July 2014; 8(7)

July 2014

Fish distribution in relation to environmental characteristics in the Aby-Tendo-Ehy lagoon system (Southeastern Côte d’Ivoire)

Although West African lagoons are known to provide significant fishery resources to populations, few studies have been done on processes responsible for their fish composition, abundance and spatial distribution. The aim of this study was to assess fish species distribution along the Aby-Tendo-Ehy lagoon system in Côte d’Ivoire. Sampling sites were distributed in the lagoon and grouped into three zones from...

Author(s): Barthélemy K. Koffi, Benié R. D. Aboua, Tidiani Koné and Mamadou Bamba

July 2014

Levels of heavy metals in fish obtained from two fishing sites in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Akwa Ibom State is located in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and a substantial amount of the fishes consumed in the area are bought at Ifiayong and Ibaka beaches. This study was carried out to analyze heavy metals (Zn, Cu, Cd, Pb, Cr and As) in kidney, heart, gills and liver of silver catfish (Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus) from these locations. Analysis was performed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry...

Author(s): Edet Okon Akpanyung, Udoudo Moses Ekanemesang, Ekam Ime Akpakpan and Ngozi Obiageli Anadoze

July 2014

Heavy metal concentration in selected fish species from Eleyele reservoir Ibadan Oyo State South-western Nigeria

Heavy metal concentrations (lead, cadmium, zinc, copper, chromium and manganese) in selected fish species from Eleyele reservoir Ibadan Oyo State South-Western Nigeria were investigated. A sample each of catfish (Clarias gariepinus), Africa pike (Hepsetus odoe) and tilapia fish (Oreochromis niloticus) from Eleyele lake Ibadan Oyo state were collected from fish farmers at the landing site early in the morning using...

Author(s): Ayeloja, A. A., George, F. O. A., Shorinmade, A. Y., Jimoh, W. A., Afolabi, Q. O. and Olawepo, K. D.

July 2014

Assessment of heavy metals in vegetables irrigated with Awash River in selected farms around Adama town, Ethiopia

A study was conducted at Melka Hida and Wonji Gefersa farms where Awash River was used for cultivation of vegetable crops to assess heavy metal contamination of vegetables. To what extent these vegetables are contaminated is not known. Three leafy vegetable samples, namely, cabbage (Brassica oleracea Linn.), lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and spinach (Spinacea oleracea) from Melka Hida and Wonji Gefersa farms were...

Author(s): Girmaye Benti

July 2014

Bacteriological physicochemical quality of recreational water bodies: Case studies from Addis Ababa and Oromiya region Ethiopia

Waterborne diseases are common and major problem in developing countries. Considering the great importance of the safety of recreational waters, a cross-sectional study at Addis Ababa and Oromiya regional state was carried out over a three month period of time from May-July, 2008. A total of 72 water samples from two natural bathing lakes and six outdoor swimming pools were collected and analyzed for total and fecal...

Author(s): Thewodros Bekele and Seyoum Leta

July 2014

An appraisal of the handler awareness of electrical and electronic equipment toxicity in Nigeria

Some developing countries in Africa are waking up to the broadband race by providing public access to information communications technologies (ICTs) to instigate social and economic development and to narrow the digital divide. One of such countries is Nigeria, which ranked 60th in 2006 in e-readiness report by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Consequently, the market, marketers and repairers of electrical electronic...

Author(s): Onyenekenwa Cyprian Eneh