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Minimizing Carbon Emissions from Transportation Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa Cities Using Mathematical Model: A Focus on Lagos, Nigeria

Agarana, M. C. and Bishop, S.A. and Agboola, O.O. (2017) Minimizing Carbon Emissions from Transportation Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa Cities Using Mathematical Model: A Focus on Lagos, Nigeria. Procedia Manufacturing , 7. pp. 596-601. ISSN 2351-9789

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Abstract

One of the major causes of increase in greenhouse gas pollution has been attributed to transportation. In spite of sub-Saharan African's low contribution to the worldwide production of greenhouse gases, the region will suffer more from the effects of climate change in years to come if necessary steps are not taken now. This paper therefore looks at minimizing the carbon emissions (carbon dioxide emission) from transportation which is a channel of greenhouse pollution. Linear programming model is used to model the present situation in Lagos Nigeria. A computer software (LIPS) and excel solver were used to solve the resulting mathematical equations, using simplex method. The data collected and the subsequent analysis carried out show that if the current situation of carbon emission from transportation, is not arrested, it can lead to serious health challenge, such as respiratory diseases, and negative impact on the economic development of these cities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: Ms Ugwunwa Esse
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 12:13
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 12:13
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8264

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