2012 Publications

2012 IESS - The Influence of Urbanization on the Size and Species Composition of Some Selected Sacred Groves in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality

This study was carried out in eight selected sacred groves in Lower Manya Krobo Municipality (6°10'-6°50' N 0°30' - 0°00' W) to investigate the influence of urbanization on their sizes and species composition

2012 IESS - Rainwater Harvesting: An Alternative Source of Water for Domestic Use in Rural Ghana under Climate Change (The Case of Kpando)

The unpredictable climatic conditions being experienced world-wide poses a great threat to predisposing populations to water shortages. Vulnerability of Ghana to increased climate change has been reported to be high. Among the many adaptation measures suggested for impact on water resources, this study specifically suggests Rainwater Harvesting as an adaptation measure to serve as an alternative water source especially as a buffer in the dry season

2012 IESS - Occupational Exposure to Benzene, Toluene and Xylene (Btx) by Petrol Service Station Pump Attendants in the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (Lekma) of the Greater Accra Region

In this study, air samples were taken within the breathing zone of occupationally exposed petrol service station pump attendants and analysed. These workers were spread among ten different petrol service stations within the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA)

2012 IESS - Levels of Heavy Metals in Boreholes and Water Wells within the Kasena Nankana District of the Upper East Region of Ghana

This study was aimed at assessing the level of heavy metals in wells and boreholes within the Kassena Nankana District of the Upper East Region of Ghana. During the study, the entire district was divided into 5 clusters based on their locations

2012 IESS - Investigation into the Phytoremediation Potential of Some Selected Wetlands Species for the Restoration of Oil Polluted Wetlands

This project was carried out to study the phytoremediation potential of three selected wetland plant species, Typha australis, Paspalidium germinatum and Alternanthera nodiflora, commonly found in almost all wetlands along the coast of Ghana after surviving an initial two-week screening period on the application of2% w/w Spent Motor Oil as a soil drench

2012 IESS - Healthcare Waste Management in a Regional Hospital, Greater Accra Region, Ghana

Healthcare waste (HCW) has been of growing concern due to its vast increment in weight as a result of improvement in medical services all over the world. However, its management has become of critical concern in developing countries such as Ghana. A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out between October 2010 and March 2011 at the Regional Hospital in Greater-Accra Region of Ghana with the aim of assessing the solid waste management practices and their effect on public hygiene in the hospital