ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF PETROL AND GAS FILLING STATIONS ON AIR QUALITY IN UMUAHIA, NIGERIA

 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF PETROL AND GAS FILLING STATIONS ON AIR QUALITY IN UMUAHIA, NIGERIA




OKONKWO UGOCHUKWU C., ORJI IJIOMA N. AND ONWUAMAEZE IKECHUKWU

GLOBAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH VOL 13, 2014: 11-20 

ABSTRACT This study investigated pollutants emissions from filling stations and their impact on the air quality. Gas monitors were employed to identify the different pollutants present in the ambient air of the study areas. The results showed that the most prominent pollutants present in the ambient air are the volatile organic compounds followed by methane, then carbon monoxide. Measurements were taken at the controls at distances between 20 to 200m.The pollutants concentration recorded at the study areas showed that the level of pollutants exceeded the FEPA air quality guidelines.


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