Ajetunmobi, David Tunmise and Ayanrinde, Ayanniyi Wole (2020) ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS DUE TO INDUSTRIAL WASTE: A STUDY OF PORT-HARCOURT BLACK SOOT. In: 2nd International Conference, Virtual, 10th – 11th Nov., 2020, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.

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This paper; Environmental Problems due to Industrial Waste, involves the case study of Black Soot in Port-Harcourt. It is aimed at highlighting the problems of black soot originating from industrial waste and damages to the environment of Port-Harcourt. Black Sooth is a major air pollutant which has adverse effect on the environment, made-up of carbon, produced by incomplete combustion of coal, oil, wood, or other fuels. There are many adverse environmental impacts gotten from the use of fossil fuels (e.g. oil and coal) as an energy source, such as release of pollutants and resource depletion. The continual burning of fossil fuels causes the increase in environmental pollution, due to CO₂ emission and other gases that cause global warming through greenhouse effect. This study highlights the damages to the environment through industrial waste, which pollutes the air; thereby causing air pollution. Major sources of emission from petroleum industries in the study area the implication of black soot and possible ways of surviving the adverse effect from the phenomenon is also highlighted. Results from the investigations into the composition of the pollutants load within the air in Port-Harcourt revealed that the aerosol particle within the lower, reaches of the boundary layer over the Port Harcourt region exceeds the national limits of 40-60 μg/m3 and also WHO limits of 10-25 μg/m3 for suspended particulate matter and black smoke. A concerted effort by the Rivers State Ministries of Environment and Health, as well as academia and private organizations are required.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Black Sooth, Environmental Problems, Industrial Waste, Petroleum Industries, Pollution
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Joy Oluwabukola Olayiwola
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 13:19
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2021 13:19
URI: http://eprints.federalpolyilaro.edu.ng/id/eprint/1639

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