American Journal of Environmental Protection

Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014

  • Factors Influencing Solid Waste Generation and Composition in Urban Areas of Tanzania: The Case of Dar-es-Salaam

    Jonas Petro Senzige, Yaw Nkansah-Gyeke, Daniel Oluwole Makinde, Karoli Nicolas Njau

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 172-178
    Received: 6 July 2014
    Accepted: 12 July 2014
    Published: 30 July 2014
    Abstract: Solid waste characterisation study was carried in Dar-es-Salaam to quantify the waste generation rates and composition. By studying solid waste generation trends for three socioeconomic statuses, it was found that the solid pa capita generation rate decreases with decreasing socioeconomic status. Solid waste compositions also exhibited variations d... Show More
  • Applying the Principles for Livable Communities

    Bangsuk Jantawan, Phongphanich Nara, Cheng-Fa Tsai

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 179-184
    Received: 30 June 2014
    Accepted: 24 July 2014
    Published: 10 August 2014
    Abstract: The Baan Haad Rin (BHR) is a coastal community at the Koh Phangan Island in the Suratthani Province, and is located in a peninsular beach area on the southern tip of this island. There are two beautiful beaches, Haad Rin Nai Beach (Sunset Beach) in the west and the Haad Rin Nok Beach (Sunrise Beach) in the east. The BHR is the main place in tourism... Show More
  • Chemical and Mineralogical Evidence for Solubility and Mobility of Lead from Lead Mine-Affected Soils to Aqueous Environments

    Bappah Adamu Umar, Haruna Adamu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 185-197
    Received: 4 August 2014
    Accepted: 13 August 2014
    Published: 20 August 2014
    Abstract: The mobility of Pb binding in mine-affected soils to aqueous environments was studied using a combination of chemical and mineralogical methods. Leaching test was supplemented by mineralogical investigation of both soil samples and Pb mineral fractions using X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The level of Pb de... Show More
  • Assessment of Mobility and Bioavailability of Heavy Metals in Sewage Sludge from Swaziland through Speciation Analysis

    Amos O. Fadiran, Ababu T. Tiruneh, Joseph S. Mtshali

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 198-208
    Received: 21 August 2014
    Accepted: 30 August 2014
    Published: 20 September 2014
    Abstract: Speciation analysis of heavy metals in sewage sludge provides a better understanding of the extent of mobility and bioavailability of the different metal fractions and helps in more informed decision making on application of sludge for agricultural purposes. Assessment of bioavailability of metals based on regulations expressed in terms of total me... Show More