LEVELS AND AIR QUALITY INDEX OF SO2 AND H2S IN AMBIENT AIR OF JEMITA/ YOLA METROPOLIS, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2024     |     PP. 90-96      |     PDF (347 K)    |     Pub. Date: January 12, 2017
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Author(s)

Maitera, O. N., Department of Chemistry Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
Milan, C., Department of Chemistry Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
Emmanuel Y.Y., Department of Chemistry Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
Mohammed B.O., Department of Chemistry Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola

Abstract
Abstract The Air quality of hydrogen Sulphide and Sulphur dioxide in Jimeta/Yola Metropolis were determined at ten different locations, using a portable hand held gas monitor ( crown instrument Ltd Oxon CE-89/336/EEC). The result showed that concentration of SO2 and H2S ranged between 0.03 to 0.135 and 0.030 to 0.057 ppm for both seasons. There high levels may be due to high traffic density, anthropogenic activity and seasonal variation. The difference in mean concentration between dry and rainy season were significant for both SO2 and H2S. The Concentration of SO2 and H2S exceeded the permissible limit of 0.1 and 0.01 ppm respectively. However, poses serious threat to the human, animals and plant. Therefore relevant agency should embark on enlightenment and sensitization campaign in order to reduce the air pollution of those locations.

Keywords
Air quality, Gas monitor, Yola metropolis, Environment

Cite this paper
Maitera, O. N., Milan, C., Emmanuel Y.Y., Mohammed B.O., LEVELS AND AIR QUALITY INDEX OF SO2 AND H2S IN AMBIENT AIR OF JEMITA/ YOLA METROPOLIS, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA , SCIREA Journal of Chemistry. Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2024 | PP. 90-96.

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