Appropriate technologies for environmental protection in the developing world selected papers from ERTEP 2007, July 17-19 2007, Ghana, Africa / Ernest K. Yanful, editor

Author(s): International Conference on Environmental Research, Technology, and Policy (1st : 2007 : Accra, Ghana)
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Environmental protection--Developing countries--Congresses
Environmental policy--Developing countries--Congresses
Appropriate technology--Developing countries--Congresses
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: [Dordrecht] : Springer, c2009
LC Classification: T, TD
Table of Contents: Introduction
Pt. I. Environmental Health Management
A Comparative Case Study of Detection of Radiation in Vegetable Leaves in a Coastal Oil Producing and Hinterland Non-oil Producing Regions in Akwa Ibom State / G. T. Akpabio, B. E. Bassey 3
Influence of Human Activities and Land Use of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Irrigated Vegetables in Ghana and Their Health Implications / E. Mensah, N. Kyei-Baffour, E. Ofori, G. Obeng 9
An Economical Solution for the Environmental Problem Resulting from the Disposal of Rice Straw / A. A. El Damatty, I. Hussain 15
Reversing Africa s Deforestation for Sustainable Development / K. Tutu, C. Akol 25
Life Cycle Assessment of Chocolate Produced in Ghana / A. Ntiamoah, G. Afrane 35
Sustainable Production of Traditional Medicines in Africa / O. A. Osunderu 43
Microbial Risk Assessment: Application and Stages to Evaluate Water Quality / M. T. P. Razzolini, W. M. R. Gunther, A. C. Nardocci 53
Benefits and Dangers of Nanotechnology: Health and Terrorism / Y. A. Owusu, H. Chapman, T. N. Dargan, C. Mundoma 59
Pt. II. Sustainable Energy and Fuel
Environment Friendly Biodiesel from Jatropha curcas: Possibilities and Challenges / C. Baroi, E. K. Yanful, M. F. Rahman, M. A. Bergougnou 75
Thermal Utilization of Solid Recovered Fuels in Pulverized Coal Power Plants and Industrial Furnaces as Part of an Integrated Waste Management Concept / G. Dunnu, J. Maier, A. Gerhardt 83
Biogas Production from Organic Waste in Akwa IBOM State of Nigeria / E. E. Ituen, N. M. John, B. E. Bassey 93
West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) Project: Associated Problems and Possible Remedies / E. O. Obanijesu, S. R. A. Macaulay 101
Pt. III. Water Treatment, Purification and Protection
Activated Carbon for Water Treatment in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects / I. K. Adewumi 115
Impact of Feedwater Salinity on Energy Requirements of a Small-Scale Membrane Filtration System / B. S. Richards, L. Masson, A. I. Schafer 123
Modern Technology for Wastewater Treatment and Its Application in Africa / D. Thierno, S. Asplund 139
Ultrafiltration to Supply Drinking Water in International Development: A Review of Opportunities / J. Davey, A. I. Schafer 151
Groundwater Pollution in Shallow Wells in Southern Malawi and a Potential Indigenous Method of Water Purification / M. Pritchard, T. Mkandawire, J. G. O Neill 169
Photoelectrocatalytic Removal of Color from Water Using TiO[subscript 2]/Cu[subscript 2]O Thin Film Electrodes Under Low Light Intensity / Z. Feleke, R. van de Krol, P. W. Appel 181
Pt. IV. Mining and Environment
Management of Acid Mine Drainage at Tarkwa, Ghana / V. E. Asamoah, E. K. Asiam, J. S. Kuma 199
A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Reclamation Research in the Oil Sands Region of Canada / C. J. Kelln, S. L. Barbour, B. Purdy, C. Qualizza 205
Intelligent Machine Monitoring and Sensing for Safe Surface Mining Operations / S. Frimpong, Y. Li, N. Aouad 217
Neutralization Potential of Reclaimed Limestone Residual (RLR) / H. Keith Moo-Young 229
Quantification of the Impact of Irrigating with Coalmine Waters on the Underlying Aquifers / D. Vermeulen, B. Usher 235
Application of Coal Fly Ash to Replace Lime in the Management of Reactive Mine Tailings / H. Wang, J. Shang, Y. Xu, M. Yeheyis, E. Yanful 247
Pt. V. Soil Stabilization
Consolidation and Strength Characteristics of Biofilm Amended Barrier Soils / J. L. Daniels, R. Cherukuri, V. O. Ogunro 257
Bagasse Ash Stabilization of Lateritic Soil / K. J. Osinubi, V. Bafyau, A. O. Eberemu 271
Strength and Leaching Patterns of Heavy Metals from Ash-Amended Flowable Fill Monoliths / R. Gaddam, H. I. Inyang, V. O. Ogunro, R. Janardhanam, F. F. Udoeyo 281
Pt. VI. Environmental Monitoring
Geoelectrical Resistivity Imaging in Environmental Studies / A. P. Aizebeokhai 297
Nitrogen Management for Maximum Potato Yield, Tuber Quality, and Environmental Conservation / S. Y. C. Essah, J. A. Delgado 307
In Vitro Analysis of Enhanced Phenanthrene Emulsification and Biodegradation Using Rhamnolipid Biosurfactants and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus / N. D. Henry, M. Abazinge 317
Digital Elevation Models and GIS for Watershed Modelling and Flood Prediction A Case Study of Accra Ghana / D. D. Konadu, C. Fosu 325
Trace Metal Pollution Study on Cassava Flour s Roadside Drying Technique in Nigeria / E. O. Obajijesu, J. O. Olajide 333
Impact of Industrial Activities on the Physico-chemistry and Mycoflora of the New Calabar River in Nigeria / O. Obire, W. N. Barade 341
Plants as Environmental Biosensors: Non-invasive Monitoring Techniques / A. G. Volkov , M. I. Volkova-Gugeshashvili, Albert J. Osei 349
Index 357
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: ERTEP 2007
In: SpringerLink (OCoLC)43927870
In: OhioLINK electronic book center (Online) (OCoLC)180989150
Additional Authors: Yanful, Ernest K. (Ernest Kwesi), 1952-
Notes: LCCN: 2008936885
ISBN: 9781402091384
ISBN: 1402091389
ISBN: 9781402091391 (e-isbn)
ISBN: 1402091397 (e-isbn)
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Berlin : Springer, 2009. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader and Internet browser; text in HTML and PDF. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Title from title screen; description based on content as of Aug. 25, 2009. Access restricted to subscribing institution. Also available in print
Physical Description: xiv, 359 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 318545434
ISBN/ISSN: 9781402091384

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