Burn to kill: Wood ash a silent killer in Africa

Etchie, A.T. and Etchie, T.O. and Elemile, Olugbenga O. and Boladale, T. and Oni, T. and Akanno, I and Bankole, D.T and Ibitoye, O.O and Pillarisetti, A. and Sivanesan, S. and Afolabi, Y.T and Krishnamurthi, K. and Swaminathan, N (2020) Burn to kill: Wood ash a silent killer in Africa. Science of the Total Environment, 748. p. 141316.

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Aside the emissions, burning of wood in traditional cookstoves (TCs) also generates substantial amount of ashcontaining hazardous pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and toxic metals. But, theirconcentrations in the ash, particularly in Africa where over 70% of the population utilize TCs, remain unknown.Here, we determined concentrations of sixteen PAHs and eleven heavy metals in ashes from twelve differentAfrican TCs, comprising six three-stonefires (TSFs) and six built-in-place cookstoves (BIPCs), burning commonAfrican wood species under real world situation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: bankole.deborah@lmu.edu.ng
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traditional cookstove, Three stonefire (TSF), Built-in-placePolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), Heavy metals, Biomass combustion
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2021 07:53
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 07:53
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/3401

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