International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 3 Issue 5 2013- March 2013    Pages: 1457-1466  <<Previous    Next>>

Contributions of CO, NO2 and SO2 from automobile emission to environmental problems in Niger state, Nigeria

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Gazali Sikirulahi A1, Kazeem A. Salami2
1- Federal Science and Technical College, Kuta – Shiroro, Niger State, Nigeria.
2-Department of Industrial and Technology Education, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria

ABSTRACT

This study assessed the contribution of automobile emission to CO, NO2 and SO2 in Niger state, Nigeria. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The research questions assessed the quantities of CO, NO2 and SO2 being emitted in the study area. Q-Rae Plus Multi-gas Monitor was used to collect the data on the quantity of CO, while the Q-Trak Plus IAQ Monitor was used to collect the data on the quantity of NO2 and SO2. Mean was the statistical tool used to answer the research questions. The findings revealed among others, that emission of CO, NO2 and SO2 from automobile in Niger State is higher than the minimum Federal Environmental Protection Agency standard. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations were made which among others include; Developing effective control of automobile emissions quality management programmes; improvement of motor traffic flow and control which requires good city road network; provision of reliable mass transport system which will reduce the number of vehicles and motor cycles on Niger State roads and therefore reduce emissions; and strengthening of the vehicle inspections and maintenance department.

Key words: SO2, CO2, Niger state, environmental pollution.

DOI:10.6088/ijes.2013030500016

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