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: 1042

Table of Content: March 2019; 13(3)

March 2019

Effective solid waste management: A solution to the menace of marine litter in coastal communities of Lagos State, Nigeria

Effective management of solid wastes is a goal that is yet to be achieved in many countries, even developed ones. In attempt to carry out a study on effective waste management system as a solution to the menace marine litters posed on coastal communities, three coastal areas in Lagos State Nigeria which are known for fishing, recreation, housing, and other various coastal activities were selected. Three groups of...

Author(s): Nubi Afolasade T., Nubi Olubunmi A., Laura Franco-Garcia and Oyediran, Laoye O.

March 2019

Design, realization of a fixed bed downdraft gasifier and conduction of preliminary gasification tests with balanites aegyptiaca hulls, rice husk and charcoal

This work is focused on the design and testing of a co-current fixed bed gasifier with two air injections. The electric power of the gasifier was set at 10 kW. The design is based on experimental data relating to specific gas production rate, engine power efficiencies, biomass flow rate, pyrolysis and reduction time etc. The gasification tests were conducted with rice husk, hulls of balanites aegyptiaca and charcoal....

Author(s): Ibrahim Harouna Gado, Oumar Sanogo, Tizane Daho, Balarabé Issa and Pakmogda Josué  

March 2019

Shared household septic tank: A case study of Fiapre in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana

This study investigated the feasibility of utilizing composite septic tank to reduce cost, save space and prevent faecal related diseases. Survey research methodology was adopted based on people’s experience with septic tank, water use, soil properties, land space, user numbers and user satisfaction. The study also provides procedure in the design of a two-compartment septic tank with soil absorption field for...

Author(s): Francis Attiogbe, Andrews Nkansah and Francis Atta Kuranchie