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: 894

Table of Content: September 2017; 11(9)

September 2017

A review of heavy metals in soil and aquatic systems of urban and semi-urban areas in Malawi with comparisons to other selected countries

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...

Author(s): Chikumbusko Chiziwa Kaonga, Ishmael BobbyMphangwe Kosamu, Deliwe Dinah Lakudzala, Rex Mbewe, Benard Thole, Morris Monjerezi, Russel Chrispine Garvin Chidya, Stephen Kuyeli and Samson Mkali Idruss Sajidu

September 2017

Characterization of pre-treated drill cutting waste and its use as fine aggregate in concrete

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...

Author(s): João Luiz Calmon, Fernando Avancini Tristão, Poline Fernandes Fialho, Geilma Lima Vieira and Jamilla Emi Sudo Lutif Teixeira

September 2017

Participatory approach to conservation and management of protected areas in Nigeria: Case study of Osse River Park Project

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...

Author(s): Sunday Oladipo Oladeji and Damilola Fatukasi

September 2017

Spatial analysis of soil physical attributes from a degraded area under different types of management

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...

Author(s): Joseane Carina Borges de Carvalho, Carlos Roberto Espindola, Marlene Cristina Alves, Célia Regina Grego and Sidney Rosa Vieira