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: October 2012; 6(10)

October 2012

A survey on the effects of air pollution on diseases of the people of Rivers State, Nigeria

  The effect of air pollution on diseases of the people of Rivers State, Nigeria has been studied by analyzing epidemiological data collected from the State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in relation to ambient Air Quality data of the State and National Ambient Air Quality Standard data. It was found that a total number of 30,435 disease cases were reported during 2003 to 2008, out of which 61 patients died. The...

Author(s): Nwachukwu A. N., Chukwuocha E. O. and Igbudu O.

October 2012

Assessment of pesticide residues and trace element contamination in market gardens of Togo

  All intensive agriculture, like periurban agriculture, uses massive inputs such as agrochemicals. This study aims to assess the environmental impacts of agrochemical use in periurban agriculture in Togo. It was based on the chemical analyses of soil, water and vegetable samples. These analyses were carried out by gas chromatography on extracts from soil, water and vegetable samples. In soil samples,...

Author(s):   Madjouma Kanda, Gbandi Djaneye-Boundjou, Kpérkouma Wala, Kissao Gnandi, Komlan Batawila, Ambaliou Sanni and Koffi Akpagana

October 2012

Predicting environmental factors influencing crop raiding by African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in the Luangwa Valley, eastern Zambia

  Elephant crop raiding is pervasive and widespread in elephant-agriculture landscapes. Due to rare investigations on underlying African elephant (Loxodonta  africana) crop raiding processes and patterns, neither reliable predictive models nor empirical evidence on elephant crop raiding parameters are available or adequate to support intervening decisions by susceptible farmers and other stakeholders. By...

Author(s): Vincent R. Nyirenda, Willem J. Myburgh and Brian K. Reilly

October 2012

Determination of selected heavy metals in inland fresh water of lower River Niger drainage in North Central Nigeria

  The concentrations of some ferruginous ore associated heavy metals were determined in freshwater from River Niger. Water samples were collected from both upstream and downstream along the mainstream drainage channel, traversing past the steel production industry Ajaokuta between 2003 and 2005. The water samples were digested according to standard methods and tested for Cadmium (Cd), Manganese (Mn), Chromium...

Author(s): Olatunde Stephen Olatunji and Oladele Osibanjo

October 2012

Development of an air quality management framework for municipal government

  Air quality problems have been an inescapable partner of global economic development, and such problems have prevailed since the industrial age. After the democratisation of South Africa in 1994, the government embarked on a law reforming process to bring all the laws of the country in line with the new constitution of South Africa. This process included air quality legislation. Air...

Author(s): J. C. Engelbrecht and van der Walt I. J.