Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2758

Full Length Research Paper

Aircraft noise pollution assessment of Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State, Nigeria

Ogobiri, Godwin Ebikabowei
  • Ogobiri, Godwin Ebikabowei
  • Department of Physics, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
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Owate, Israel
  • Owate, Israel
  • Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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Avwiri, Gregory Onomakere
  • Avwiri, Gregory Onomakere
  • Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
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Mebine Promise
  • Mebine Promise
  • Department of Mathematics/Computer Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 06 August 2013
  •  Published: 25 August 2013

Abstract

An expressive survey, measurement and analysis of aircraft noise pollution assessment at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State, Nigeria has been performed. The study collaborated both sound levels and environmental pollution of aircrafts noise impact on the communities. Physical/acoustic measurements of the airport were carried out through the use of a BK Precision digital sound level meter. Noise generating sources were identified and classified, with due regard to the health and safety hazards. In order to validate the field measurements, an optimization model was adopted using a symbolic computational software package (Maple). The unique derivable model was thereafter evolved from which graphical and quantitative results of noise were comparably found suitable, it was evident that the optimization model is in an excellent agreement with the field measurement/data such that the model explicitly interpolate, extrapolate empirical data. The pivot of this work is hinged on the derivation and placement of the optimization model that is used to accurately evaluate and validate airport field measurements.

 

Key words: Optimization model, aircraft noise pollution, noise assessment.