Nano Technology Applications, Veritable Tools to Mitigating the Effects of Generator Exhaust Fumes on the Environment, the Onitsha Scenario, Anambra State, Nigeria
American Journal of Physics and Applications
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 238-242
Received: Feb. 15, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 23, 2015; Published: Jan. 21, 2016
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U. V. Okpala, Department of Physics, Formerly Anambra State University Now Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State, Nigeria
S. O. Onwuka, Department of Environmental Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
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Abstract
In this study, we considered the effect of generator exhaust fumes on air; a case study of Onitsha and the possible way of mitigating it using nano technology. 400 copies of questionnaire were randomly administered within Onitsha. The sample was chosen based on population. The issue of exhaust fume and the quantity of fuel products bought were discussed. The objective of this work was achieved through the following hypothesis: there is no significant difference in the effects of generator usage in Onitsha. This hypothesis was tested using Chi square. The result showed that there is significance difference in the effects of generator usage in Onitsha. Since, people resort to the use of generator because of the inadequate power supply by Power Holdings Corporation of Nigeria and generator usage affects environment, it was recommended that government should try to always ensure efficient and adequate supply of electric power from PHCN. To ensure proper protection of the environment and economic growth, the study also recommended that government should adopt better strategies like the use of less carbon fuel products, provision of alternative carbon sinks, encouragement of tree planting and replanting; promotion of the use of renewable and green energies and the promotion of grass root campaigns geared towards informing the masses on the implications of anthropogenic activities on the climate and the environment in general.
Keywords
Nano Science, Onitsha Scenario, Generator and Exhaust Fumes
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U. V. Okpala, S. O. Onwuka, Nano Technology Applications, Veritable Tools to Mitigating the Effects of Generator Exhaust Fumes on the Environment, the Onitsha Scenario, Anambra State, Nigeria, American Journal of Physics and Applications. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 238-242. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpa.20150306.18
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