Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 307

Table of Content: May 2011; 2(5)

May 2011

Evaluation of possible environmental impacts for Barapukuria thermal power plant and coal mine

Barapukuria is the only natural coalmine reserve in Bangladesh that is in operation. In this study, an attempt was taken to conduct environmental impact assessment of Barapukuria thermal power and coal mining project through environmental, socio-economical and meteorological study. The analysis showed that, the Mn concentration was found in the satisfactory range. The pH was found slightly alkaline and surface water was...

Author(s): Md. J. B. Alam, A. A. M. Ahmed, M. J. H. Khan and B. Ahmed

May 2011

Characteristics and waste management practices of medical wastes in healthcare institutions in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

The study was undertaken to investigate the medical waste categories and its management practices in five different hospitals as representative health care institutions in Port Harcourt city, Nigeria. Sampling was conducted by grouping the representative hospitals into large, medium and small categories based on bed space, average bed occupancy rate, ward units, staff strength and patients. Data were obtained by...

Author(s): David N. Ogbonna

May 2011

Assessment of impacts of charcoal production on soil properties in the derived savanna, Oyo state, Nigeria

This study evaluated the impacts of charcoal production on soil properties in the derived savanna zone of South Western, Nigeria. Ten soil samples were collected randomly at the depth of 0 to10 cm in each of the charcoal production sites (CPS) and adjacent field sites (AFS) which is the control site. All soil samples collected were subjected to laboratory analysis for soil pH, particle size composition, available...

Author(s): Ogundele A. T., Eludoyin O. S. and Oladapo O. S.

May 2011

Assessment of the redistribution extent of As, Cr and Cu during sequential extraction

In this study, sequential extraction method was used to assess the metal speciation in a chromated copper arsenate contaminated soils. Total value of 47.75 mg arsenic kg-1 dry soil, 659.43 mg chromium kg-1 and 406.50 mg copper kg-1 were obtained in the soil sample. Sequential extraction was conducted for the chromated copper arsenate contaminated soil. The experimental results show that the...

Author(s): G. E. Uwumarongie-Ilori and F. E. Okieimen