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: 1105

Table of Content: May 2023; 17(5)

May 2023

Community perception of heavy metal pollution and related risks in Lake Victoria Wetlands, Uganda

Wetlands contributing a wide range of livelihoods to the riparian communities are progressively challenged with compounding heavy metals pollution. Controlling the negative impacts of the associated toxicants and adherence to policy implementation requires increased awareness among the local communities. This study investigated the socio-economic variables determining community risk perception of heavy metal pollution...

Author(s): Grace Asiyo Ssanyu, Marvious Kiwanuka, Irene Lunkuse and Norah Mbeiza Mutekanga

May 2023

Contamination level of spent engine oil in the rhizosphere of Arachis Hypogea L.

One of the prevalent soil contaminants in Nigeria is spent engine oil (SEO). This experiment aimed to evaluate how spent engine oil affected various heavy metals and mineral composition in the rhizosphere of Arachis hypogaea L. Concentrations of 0 (control), 100, 200 and 300 ml of SEO were used to pollute soil bags containing A. hypogaea plants, respectively. In the Botanic Garden of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka,...

Author(s): Chinenye Benita Ozokolie, Chibugo Chinedu Amadi, Ifeanyi Boniface Ezea, Ngele Iroha Enyinnaya, Ikegbunam Clara Nchedochukwu, Chinaza Stella Okeke, and Eugene Obashi Ojua