THEORITICAL PREDICTION OF AIR POLLUTANTS FROM DIESEL UTILIZATION AT BASE TRANSCEIVER STATIONS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF ABIA STATE Nigeria
Salami L., Akinbomi J.G., Adebanjo S.A., Folami N.A
ETRJ. Vol. 3(1), 16 March, 2018
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Abstract: Air pollutants are threats to air integrity. The aim of this work is to predict the amount of air pollutants from diesel utilization at Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) in local government areas of Abia State, Nigeria with a view of carrying out one way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The mass flow rate of particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and oxides of sulphur (SOx) were predicted using the model of Okedere et al.. ANOVA was carried out with the aid of in-built solver tool in MicroSoft Excel version 2007. The results obtained ranged between 10.05 and 34.16 tons/yr and between 30.75 and 104.20 tons/yr for PM and CO respectively. The values for oxides of nitrogen varied between 142.86 and 484.13 tons/yr while that of oxides of sulphur ranged between 9.39 and 31.82 tons/yr. The ANOVA result indicated that there were significant differences in the mean air pollutants emitted from BTS at 5% significant level which implied that the pollutants from BTS in local government areas in Abia State may lead to different health problems. It is pertinent that regulatory agencies and policies makers ensure BTS owners put control in place to minimize the emission of pollutants from BTS.