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Investigation of Carbon (II) Oxide Pollution in Seven Stations of Nigeria Through Remote Sensing

Omotosho, T. V. and Joel, E. S. and Adewoyin, O.O (2014) Investigation of Carbon (II) Oxide Pollution in Seven Stations of Nigeria Through Remote Sensing. Covenant Journal of Physical and Life Sciences (CJPL, 1 (2).

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A growing concern in our world today is air pollution. Carbon (II) Oxide, an air pollutant has been reported to contribute to a large number of poisoning deaths. The magnitude of the health hazard due to carbon (II) Oxide, both fatal and non-fatal, is huge and poisonings are probably more prevalent than is generally recognised. The aim of this study was to determine the level of human exposure to Carbon (II) Oxide and also to identify the major source of Carbon (II) Oxide emission within the study areas, using MOPITT (measurement of pollution in the troposphere) satellite. Carbon (II) Oxide was measured at seven environmentally different sites viz; Lagos, Port- Harcourt, Ibadan, Akwa-Ibom, Sokoto, Kano, and Abuja. From these measurements, the effect of varying levels of Carbon (II) Oxide at different environments was analyzed. Ambient Carbon (II) oxide at these sites, their monthly variation, average annual variation, seasonal variation was outlined respectively. This study revealed that Lagos has the highest ambient Carbon (II) Oxide (3.00842 ppm), followed by Port-Harcourt (3.00175 ppm), Uyo (2.85 ppm), Ibadan (2.83 ppm), Abuja (2.68 ppm), Kano (2.31 ppm), and Sokoto (2.28 ppm) in descending order. The results shows the characteristic Carbon (II) Oxide levels encountered at different environmental locations, their response to traffic and the anthropogenic activity that affects Carbon (II) Oxide levels.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MOPITT, Air Pollutant, Health Hazard, Carbon (II) Oxide
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 09:59
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 09:59

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