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Title: Sources of Air Pollution and Strategies for Its Management In The Nigerian Urban Cities
Authors: Bolaji, B.O.
Keywords: Air pollution
industrial emissions
vehicular emissions management strategies and urban cities.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: The Social Sciences Medwell Online
Citation: Air pollution, industrial emissions, vehicular emissions management strategies and urban cities.
Series/Report no.: 1(3): 198-205,;2006
Abstract: This study examines sources of air pollution and strategies for its management in the urban cities. Emphasis is laid on industrial air pollution and vehicular emission, which are the major urban air polluters. Various gases that are emitted by industries into the atmosphere near and around dwelling places were analyzed. Also analyzed is the combustion of large quantity of transportation fuels in the urban cities, which releases several contaminants into the atmosphere. These contaminants include carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen, lead and other particulate matter. Various strategies which can be employed for the management of urban air pollution were discussed, covering stack monitoring, changing process operation and cleaning flue gases for industrial emissions, and changing fuel type, removing gross polluters, cleaning vehicle exhaust gases and traffic management for vehicular emissions.
Description: Society‟s ability to cause major changes in the atmosphere, and other elements of the environment, is a recent phenomenon, strongly influenced by demography and technological development[1]. Primitive peoples, for example, being few in number and operating at low energy levels with only basic tools did very little to alter their environment. The characteristically low natural growth rates of the hunting and gathering groups who inhabited the earth in prehistoric time ensured that populations remained small. This combined with their nomadic life-style and the absence of any mechanism other than human muscle by which they could utilize the energy available to them, limited their impact on the environment[
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