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Research Article   |   10.36959/624/435 Volume 3 Issue 1

Influence of Soil Particle Size Distribution on Groundwater Quality around Industrial Areas of Oshodi-Lagos Nigeria

Authors: Bernadette U Ukah, Ogbonnaya Igwe and Oyem E Ubido

Abstract: Around industrial areas of Oshodi are differences in groundwater quality based on physical assessment. These industries claimed that their activities have no impact on the qualities of these ground waters. Hence the influence of particle size distribution on groundwater quality was evaluated. The combined techniques of geotechnical and physicochemical were used in the analysis of; twenty-eight groundwater and soil samples in the study area, as well as fourteen groundwater and soil samples from the control site.


Research Article   |   10.36959/624/434 Volume 3 Issue 1

Groundwater Evolutionary Processes and Quality Characterization: A Case of Olbanita Aquifer System, Lower Baringo Basin, Kenya Rift

Authors: Benjamin Sosi, Albert Getabu, Samson Maobe and Justus Barongo

Abstract: A hydro-geochemical relation has been hypothesized through the analyses of physico-chemical data of a fractured volcanic rock aquifer located in the Lower Baringo Basin, Kenyan Rift. Datasets included 15 individual metrics determined in forty-two dry and wet season water samples obtained from six boreholes in the area. Aquifer evolutionary theory was postulated using sequential Principal Component Analysis and Hierarchical Cluster Analysis. In order to eliminate effects of scale dimensionality


Research Article   |   10.36959/624/433 Volume 3 Issue 1

Neurocognitive Assessment of Ecuadorian Andean Children Living at High Altitude in the Cotopaxi Mountain Region

Authors: S Allen Counter, DMSc, PhD, Leo H Buchanan, PhD, Fernando Ortega, MD, MA, PhD, Anthony B Jacobs and Göran Laurell

Abstract: Previous studies have reported neurocognitive deficits in persons living at high altitudes. This study was conducted to assess the neurocognitive performance of children who have resided their entire lives at altitudes of 3500 to 4200 meters in the Ecuadorian Andes. Neurocognitive performance was assessed with the Raven Coloured Progressive Matrices (RCPM) and the Digit Span (DS), tests which are reported to have minimal cultural bias.

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Research Article   |   10.36959/624/432 Volume 3 Issue 1

A Defunct Lead-Acid Battery Recycling May Lead Strong Soil Pollution: A Case of Study in Mexico

Authors: Rogelio Carrillo-Gonzalez, Alejandro Ruiz-Olivares, Ma del Carmen A Gonzalez-Chavez, Martha Reyes-Ramos and Javier Suarez-Espinos

Abstract: Inadequate waste management from the lead-acid battery recycling (LABR) industry can severely pollute the soil. This work aimed to assess heavy metal contamination of a defunct LABR site in Mexico. Total, DTPA-extractable, water-soluble metal concentrations and soil fractionation were analyzed. Speciation of Na and Pb was calculated by Geochemist's workbench 10 Software package based on soil solution analysis.

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Review Article   |   10.36959/624/431 Volume 3 Issue 1

Shaft Lengths and Shaft Development Types in the Vadose Zone of the Bakony Region (Transdanubian Mountains, Hungary)

Authors: Márton Veress

Abstract: The potential and explored lengths of the shafts of the Bakony Region were studied. Shaft patterns were distinguished with the help of shaft maps and potential shaft lengths were calculated considering preforming geological structures and the thickness of the vadose zone. The average depth and average specific length of the explored shaft lengths were calculated in some areas of the Bakony Region.

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Review Article   |   10.36959/624/430 Volume 3 Issue 1

Impacts of Soil Pollution on Air Quality under Nigerian Setting

Authors: Enetimi Idah Seiyaboh and Sylvester Chibueze Izah

Abstract: Soil pollution is majorly caused by human activities (viz: Agricultural practices, industrial activities and poor waste management) and natural effects such as flooding, acid rain, weathering processes. Soil pollution often cause soil barrenness, offensive odour etc. The resultant effect could impact on soil, air and water quality as well as human that reside or work close to the polluted area over a period of time depending on the physical nature of the pollutant as well as its concentration.

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Review Article   |   10.36959/624/429 Volume 2 Issue 1

The Recultivation of the Soils, Contaminated with Oil, Petrol and Diesel Fuel, with the Help of Earthworms Dendrobena veneta and the Complex of Microorganisms

Authors: SB Chachina, ON Baklanova and NA Voronkova

Abstract: The study was performed of the bioremediation efficiency of the soil contaminated with oil (20 to 100 g/kg), petroleum (20 to 60 g/kg) and diesel fuel (20 to 40 g/kg) with the help of earthworms Dendrobena veneta in the presence of bacteria Pseudomonas, nitrogen fixing bacteria Azotobacter and Clostridium, yeasts Saccharomyces, fungi Aspergillus and Penicillium, as well as Actinomycetales, all being components of biopreparation Baykal-EM.

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Review Article   |   10.36959/624/428 Volume 1 Issue 1

Peculiarities of Using Biomass for Oil-Contaminated Soils Remediation in the Far North Regions

Authors: Gagloeva АЕ and Aistov IP

Abstract: The problem of oil-contaminated soils remediation in the Far North regions is considered. The need in the destructed areas restoration is demonstrated. A review of existing conventional methods for the destructed areas restoration consisting of two stages: Technical and biological, is carried out. The main complex of technical remediation activities and the stages of biological remediation are described. Besides, the inefficiency of using the conventional method in the regions of the Far North is estimated.

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Review Article   |   10.36959/624/427 Volume 1 Issue 1

Raindrop-Induced Erosion and Sediment Transport Modelling in Shallow Waters: A Review

Authors: Mohammad Haji Gholizadeh, Assefa M Melesse and Hector R Fuentes

Abstract: The rainfall-runoff events and erosion process usually begins with raindrop impact on bare or nearly bare soils with the resulting splash causing the soil particles to become detached and subsequently, overland flow transports these particles towards down slope. During the past decades, the understanding of soil splash mechanisms by raindrops and their erosivity have been actively investigated.

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Research Article   |   10.36959/624/426 Volume 1 Issue 1

Characterizing Sorption and Modeling Phosphorus Movement on Candler and Immokalee Fine Sand

Authors: Davie M Kadyampakeni, Peter Nkedi-Kizza, Kelly T Morgan and Arnold W Schumann

Abstract: Laboratory and computer experiments were conducted to 1) determine the effect of supporting electrolyte on mass distribution coefficient (KD) for predicting P movement at 30- and 60-cm soil depths using HYDRUS-1D and 2) compare the temporal P concentrations as a function of soil type. The results on Candler fine sand at Lake Alfred showed that P contents for the KD estimated with 0.01 M KCl and 0.005 M CaCl2 were 10 to 15% higher than those predicted with a KD value measured with fertilizer mixture.

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Research Article   |   10.36959/624/425 Volume 1 Issue 1

Seasonal and N Supply Effects on 13C Discrimination Isotope Ratio in Wheat Grown Under No-Till

Authors: Ram C Dalal, Wayne Strong, John Cooper and A J King

Abstract: Management practices such as no-till (NT) and nitrogen supply affect soil water and nutrient use, thereby affecting wheat grain yields. The 13C/12C ratio or δ13C, expressed as Δ13C discrimination in photosynthesis and wheat dry matter accumulation and yield may also be affected under different N supply and management practices. We utilised the Δ13C values of wheat dry matter at anthesis and grain sampled at harvest grown under conventional till (CT) and NT, applied with 0 and 75 kg N ha-1, over a 5-year period, to assess the water use and water use efficiency (WUE) under variable seasonal conditions and N supply in a semi-arid rain-fed conditions.

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Journal Details
  1. Journal: Journal of Soil and Water Science
  2. ISSN: 2643-5799
  3. ISO abbreviation: J Soil Water Sci
  4. Other Title: JSWS
  5. Pub Type: Open Access