This work gives a bigger picture of gas flaring in Nigeria with emphasis on emissions emitted into the immediate environment from the flared gas. Gas flaring activities and its associated problems in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria is of great concern to the global and local communities. Emissions from gas flaring sites in the region of the country in view consist of particles outside the conventional greenhouse gases and obnoxious gases which impact the region negatively. Black carbon (BC) is the major component of particulate matter emitted during the burning of fossil fuel, biomass and biofuel. BC is a climate forcer with a global warming potential of 900 and ranked second only to carbon dioxide, which is the main global warming agent. Inventory of emissions released into the atmosphere due to flaring of gas in the country is lacking and this book for the first time presents a well-documented information in this regard. BC emissions from flared gas for the period of 49 years (1965-2013) were estimated and reported accordingly. Also, the effects of BC on the well-being of the inhabitants of this region is discussed in this book.
|Number of Pages||72|
|Book Type||Environmental science, engineering & technology|
|Country of Manufacture||India|
|Product Brand||LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing|
|Product Packaging Info||Box|
|In The Box||1 Piece|
|Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com||2015-10-08 00:00:00|