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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(3): 36-41
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.005


Evaluation of Total Suspended Particles in Ambient Air of Small Scale Industries in Kaduna Metropolis
R.O. Esekhagbe1, G.B. Onwumere2 and P.A.Vantsawa2*
1National Productivity Centre Kaduna, Nigeria
2Department of Biological Sciences, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The Total Suspended Particles (TSP) concentration levels were measured in the following Small Scale Industries (SSI): Battery Charging Maintenance (BCM), Welding (W), Smelting (S), Vehicle Spray Paint (VSP). The control site was the Federal Secretariat in Kaduna metropolis. The measurement was done during the wet and dry seasons. The study was conducted in areas where these industries were prevalent whose activities generate particles in ambient air. The sampling was done during working hours using high volume sampling technique. The results for the concentration of the TSP were 0.5554mg/kg, 0.3970mg/kg, 0.3547mg/kg, 0.3549mg/kg, and 0.0830mg/kg for BCM W, S, VSP, and control respectively. The level of the TSP contamination was higher in the ambient air of the BCM than all the other SSI, while the control recorded the least. The TSP was also higher during the dry season (0.4748 mg/kg) when compared to the wet season (0.2694mg/kg). The study shows that weather and the activities of the SSI contributed nnjr2q increase of TSP. It is recommended that regulatory agencies should monitor the emissions of suspended particles from these industries.  


Keywords: Suspended particles,Season,Ambient air, Kaduna.
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Esekhagbe, R.O., Onwumere, G.B., and Vantsawa, P.A. 2016. Evaluation of Total Suspended Particles in Ambient Air of Small Scale Industries in Kaduna Metropolis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(3): 36-41. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.005