INVESTIGATING THE ANNUAL ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION AND ITS ANALYSIS

  • Hammed Lawal Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Mukhtar I. Muhammed
Keywords: Air Pollution, Concentration, Particulate Matters, PurpleAir.

Abstract

In the new global health report, air pollution has been regarded as one of the leading causes of deadly diseases in both rural and urban area. The major causes of Air Pollution are the particulate matters (PM). Several researches have been carried out on air quality and concentration of PM in different states of Nigeria. So far, however, there has been little discussion about the annual concentration of particulate matters (PM) in Nigeria. The aim of this paper is to analyze the annual concentration of PM from January2021 – December2021 in some states in Nigeria using real-time air quality data obtained from PurpleAir.com. Results obtained from this study have shown that the annual concentration of PM2.5 in the study locations in Abuja, Kogi, Edo and Port Harcourt is greater than 20 µg/m3 which is beyond the annual Air quality standards regulation while for PM10.0, Abuja and Port Harcourt exceeded 40µg/m3 (recommended value for PM10.0) and therefore can be said to be highly polluted

References

Ahmed, R., Akhter, Q. S., & Haque, M. (2021). Occupational Cement Dust Exposure and Inflammatory Nemesis: Bangladesh Relevance. Journal of Inflammation Research, 2525 - 2444.
Alani, A. A., Ayeyoju, O. O., Akinrinade, O. E., Badmus, G. O., Festus, C. J., Ogunnaike, B. A., & Alo, B. I. (2019). The Level of PM2.5 and the Elemental Compositions of Some Potential Receptor Locations In Nigeria. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health.
Aleksei, K., & Kirill, G. (2020). Identification of cement in atmospheric particulate matter using the hybrid method of laser diffraction analysis and Raman spectroscopy. Heliyon, 6, e03299.
Bingheng, C., & Haidong, K. (2008). Air Pollution and Population Health: A Global Challenge. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 94-101.
David, E. N., Pier, M., Grethe, S. T., Andrea, A. B., Robert, D. B., Ken , D., Robert, F. S. (2014). Expert position paper on air pollution and cardiovascular diseases. European Heart Journal, 83-93.
David, O., David, E., Gideon, B., & Daniel, B. (2021). A time based assessment of Particulate Matter(PM2.5) levels at a highly trafficked intersection: Case Study of Sango-Ota, Nigeria. Atmosphere, 12, 532.
Francis , O. A., & Ifeoluwa, A. A. (2021). Monitoring Air Quality in Nigeria: The case of CAR-NASRDA. Aerosol Science and Engineering, 5, 478-498. doi:doi.org/10.1007/s411810-021-00116-3
Javeria, Z., Jongho, J., Seung, B., & Jin, S. K. (2018). Effect of Particulate Matter on Human Health, Prevention, and Imaging Using PET or SPECT. Progress in Medical Physics, 81 - 91.
Jong-Han, L. (2012). Cement dust and environmental diseases. J Korean Med Assoc, 55(3), 230-233.
Lawal, H. A., & Mukhtar, M. I. (2022). Atmospheric Physics; Air Pollution Monitoring and Analysis Using Purple Air Data. African Scientific Research, 123-132. doi:https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8905-9812
Martin, A. E., Gerge, J. N., & Fred, G. R. (2012). The Composition of Exhaust Gases from Diesel, Gasoline and Propane Powered Motor Coaches. Journal of the Air Pollution Control Association, 5(2), 103 - 108.
Miller, K. A., Siscovick, D. S., Sheppard, L., Sheppard, K., Sulivan, J. H., Anderson, G. L., & Kaufman, J. D. (2007). Long Term Exposure To Air Pollution and Incidence of Cardiovascular Events in Women. N. Engl J Med, 447-58.
Nathaniel, M. W., & Xiaoli, D. (2020). Air Quality Levels and Health Risk Assessment of Particulate Matters in Abuja Municipal. Atmosphere, 11, 817.
Sultan, A. (2004). Health hazards of cement dust. Saudi Medical Journal, 25, 1153-9.
WHO. (2022, April 4). Billions of people still breathe unhealthy air: new WHO data. Retrieved June 14, 2022, from World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/news/item/04-04-2022-billions-of-people-still-breathe-unhealthy-air-new-who-data
Zala, J. P., & Jure, P. (2012). The effects of particulate matter air pollution on respiratory health and on the cardiovascular system. Slovenian Journal of Public Health, 190-199.
Published
2022-11-18
How to Cite
LawalH., & MuhammedM. I. (2022). INVESTIGATING THE ANNUAL ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION AND ITS ANALYSIS. FUDMA JOURNAL OF SCIENCES, 6(5), 102 - 108. https://doi.org/10.33003/fjs-2022-0605-1103