Ground level concentration of some air pollutants from Nigeria thermal power plants

Adesanmi, A. J and Adeniran, J. A and Fakinle, B. S and Jimoda, L. A and Yusuf, R. O and Sonibare, J. A (2016) Ground level concentration of some air pollutants from Nigeria thermal power plants. ENERGY SOURCES, PART A: RECOVERY, UTILIZATION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, 38 (16). pp. 2426-2432. ISSN 1556-7036

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567036.2015.1081996

Abstract

Power sector in Nigeria is undergoing structural reforms aimed at improving and expanding the current generation capacity, using thermal power plants. Ground level concentrations of air pollutants emitted from natural gas-powered thermal power plants were estimated using the American Meteorological Society-Environmental Protection Agency Regulatory Model (AERMOD). The average 24-h ground level concentrations of CO, NOx, SO2, particulate matter (PM), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were 31.88–72.79; 61.33–104; 0.61–3.91; 0.21–1.52; and 0.19–1.09 μg/m3, respectively. There is need for continuous monitoring of ground level concentration of pollutants around the thermal power plants to guarantee the safety of the environment in the host communities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Depositing User: Dr B. S Fakinle
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 16:34
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 16:34
URI: http://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/722

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