Founding Editor: Prof. Dele Ogunseitan
Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
Start Year: 2007
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DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2017.2367[Article Number: B51EA9665575]
Growth of cities in developing countries comes with increasing transportation and industrial activities which may contribute to accumulation of heavy metals in the environment. This paper provides a review of studies on heavy metals in Malawi`s environment, their potential environmental impacts and possible removal methods with comparisons to other selected countries. The reviewed data from Malawi showed that in water... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2015.1910[Article Number: BE20F1E65579]
Drill cuttings, generated in oil well drilling are managed to be disposed but will always have many environmental impacts. The innovation of this study was not only to produce a new and cost-effective material from drill cuttings, but also to mitigate its negative environmental impacts. Therefore, this article aims at characterizing and assessing behavior of drill cutting (DCI) deriving from well drilling activities in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2014.1720[Article Number: 34E2DC565581]
Stakeholder involvement and participation are essential in achieving sustainable integration and sound environmental management of protected areas in Nigeria. Involvement and participation of local communities in conservation and management of Osse River Park were assessed through administration of structured questionnaires while relevant State Government Ministries in Environmental and Nature Resources Management and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2016.2256[Article Number: 9B914B465585]
The objective of this work was to analyze the spatial variability of soil aggregates, porosity and density under five different land-uses and management conditions (degraded substrate - SD; degraded substrate with sewage sludge and Eucalyptus crop - SDLE; soil under pasture SP; capoeira under regeneration - SR; and soil under cerrado - SC). Total porosity (m3.m-3) and density (Mg m-3) of the soil; the mean weight... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2017.2340[Article Number: 60C213665187]
Urbanization is a global phenomenon with more pronounced consequences on waste management in developing countries. The rate of infrastructure development is mostly outpaced by the rate of waste generation. Bahir Dar city, as a rapidly urbanizing city in the southern part of Lake Tana, is not an exception. On top of production of more wastes, the waste management practice is challenged by low prioritization of waste... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2016.2160[Article Number: 2170B2365189]
This article seeks to investigate whether concern for food security and investment liberalization are the principle drivers of land-grabbing in Africa. The investigation demonstrates that, in addition to food security concern, climate change and energy security considerations have been key catalysts arousing hunger for farmland, forests, and fisheries resources in Africa. In particular, certain provisions of the United... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2017.2325[Article Number: B3837E465191]
Land use dynamics are known to cause considerable modifications to the environment with broad and sometimes severe impacts on water quality and aquatic natural resources. In this study, the impacts of land use practices on water quality were estimated during the dry and wet seasons in Ruiru and Ndarugu Rivers, Kenya using remote sensing, geographic information systems and statistical techniques. A total of 12 sampling... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2016.2167[Article Number: 86C54CF65453]
Landslide hazards have in the last 10 years become more prominent on the Mt. Elgon ecosystem in Uganda often culminating into disasters. In this study, the community was assessed on their vulnerability to landslide hazards and the efficacy of existing institutional mechanisms with a view of improving resilience and disaster risk reduction. The study area was selected based on historical information of landslide... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2017.2319[Article Number: 00DE37E64760]
Increased population pressure and environmental stressors have amplified research on water quality both locally and globally. In Tanzania, water quality assessment is a mature discipline, with an over four-decade history. In this article, studies on water quality assessment in Tanzania from 2006 through 2016 are reviewed. The approach used is to scan selected publications to gather data and information on types and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2017.2315[Article Number: 820835664764]
Ranches of Mexico’s southeast region have an important energetic potential on their organic waste that remains unexploited. The objective of this work is to present the construction and operation of a floating dome “Biodigester” in a ranch located in Jalapa, Tabasco, Mexico, in addition to the analysis of produced biogas and its electric energy generation. The construction was based in the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2016.2220[Article Number: 522E2AE64766]
Aflatoxin is a major food contaminant, with adverse effects on the physiology of both humans and animals. Exposure to aflatoxins has been known to pose a great threat to both humans and animals, particularly, in the tropics, with varied pathophysiological effects. This research focused on the effects of aflatoxin BI on the pituitary-gonadal axis of pigs, an area that has not fully been investigated since most studies... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2016.2246[Article Number: A5F2D5164768]
The presence of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and ammonia (NH3) in biogas pose serious human health and environmental challenges. In this study, H2S and NH3 were successfully removed from biogas using water hyacinth-derived carbon (WHC) nanomaterials. Carbonization temperature, biogas flow rate, mass of the adsorbent and activating agent (KOH/water hyacinth (WH)) ratio were found to greatly influence the efficiency of the H2S... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2017.2327[Article Number: 019E18F64770]
Land use-land cover (LULC) is a vital phenomenon for the understanding interactions between the environment and human activities. In order to study and manage the resultant changes, it is pertinent to map different themes from time to time. The study focuses on the effect of the location of cement factory on land use-land cover in Obajana Community, Lokoja Local Government Area Kogi, Nigeria. The study employed... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2017.2299[Article Number: 3A7852A64341]
The historical lakes of India are getting over burdened with the loads of pollution due to the rapid growth of small scale industries, nutrient enrichment and other anthropogenic activities. The high concentrations of metals in the water bodies, their entry into ecological food chain and the resulting health effects are of great concern to the researchers in the areas of ecology. Due to the problems associated with the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2013.1438[Article Number: 0574E2864343]
Power transmission lines in forest regions like the southern parts of Cameroon are subjected to numerous failures arising from natural hazards, including earth faults and line ruptures provoked by swaying or falling neighbouring trees and their branches. To pre-empt this problem, those trees which represent a potential threat to the operation of the power line must be eliminated. Deforestation during line construction... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2016.2264[Article Number: A02C9AA64350]
Cyanide is a chemical that is widely distributed in the environment, mainly as a result of anthropogenic activities. Only small quantities are naturally produced. Most industrial activities use this chemical compound for manufacturing a product as electroplating or for extracting gold. Exposure to cyanide results in negative health impacts to the wildlife and humans. In nature, cyanide occurs in several species and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2016.2207[Article Number: 21144A864359]
The ecosystem services of encroached urban wetlands that receive wastewater and surface run-offs have become more challenging due to climate variability. Our study assessed the seasonal macrophyte diversity and water quality of the streams flowing into and out from Pece wetland in Gulu Municipality. The macrophyte species in the wetland were sampled along five transects. Water samples from the streams were also... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2017.2308[Article Number: 99368D264363]
Relatively few studies have explored how resilience of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems to hazards can be enhanced under the current and future development and climatic challenges pressures in urban areas. This study employed the citizen science approach to build the capacity of citizens and integrate communities into scientific research on water quality and WASH related risk monitoring. Data was collected... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2014.1799[Article Number: 3A1151364366]
Geoelectrical logging was conducted in two well locations in Ubima community, Niger Delta, Nigeria. Self-Potential (SP) and Resistivity (Short Normal and Long Normal) logs were employed. Two points each in wells 1 and 2, respectively, were tested to determine the porosity (ɸ), permeability, k and the total dissolved solids (TDS) in the aquifer by derivation from electrical conductivity (EC). The results show that for... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2015.2042[Article Number: CD305C364371]
This study investigated the effect of bacterial pollution on ground water quality in Enugu urban areas. During the study, samples were collected from ten (10) hand-dug wells (W1-W10c). Five (5) hand dug wells out of ten (10) were used as control. All samples were taken according to methods described by Federal Ministry of Water Resources (2004). Membrane filtration (MF) method was used to enumerate total coliforms (TC),... Read more.
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