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2013 Publications

2013 IESS - Use of Humans Urine and Other Soil Amendments in Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum) and Pepper (Capsicum Annum) Production: A Case Study in the Kwaebibirem District

Human urine is a valuable plant nutrient resource however; there is very little information on using urine. This research examined the use of human urine as nutrient source as well as biochar and compost as growing media for tomato (cv M2) and pepper (Capsicum annum cv bird eye) production.

2013 IESS - Spatial Mapping Of Noise Exposure Zones Derived From Religious Activities And Percertion In Residential Neighborhoods. The Case of Ashiaman Municipality, Ghana

Religious noise pollution is gradually becoming rampant and a nuisance in most residential areas in Ghana. This study set out to assess the levels of religious noise produced in some selected communities in the Ashaiman Municipality.

2013 IESS - Latrines and Household Well Water Quality in Wa

This study, conducted in Wa the Upper West region of Ghana, aimed at assessing the influence of on-site sanitation systems on hand dug well water quality. Samples were randomly collected from thirty wells and tested using standard methods for physico-chemical and microbiological indicators of water quality. Questionnaires were administered to assess the general knowledge and perception of respondents on the quality of the water they used for domestic purposes.

2013 IESS - Impact of Charcoal Production on Soil Properties and Vegetation in the Central Gonja District of the Northern Region, Ghana

This study assessed the impact of charcoal production on soil properties, vegetation and the perception of charcoal producers on the environmental impacts of their activities in the Central Gonja District of the Northern Region, Ghana.

2013 IESS - Faecal Sludge Reuse in Urban and Peri-Urban Crop Production

This study was conducted to characterize and quantify FS produced in Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis (STMA), co-compost FS with EFB and CPH, evaluate the suitability of the co-composts and compost tea as a growing medium and nutrient source, respectively and then ascertain the perception of farmers and consumers on FS compo sting and use in crop production.

2013 IESS - Effects of Insanitary Conditions on the Physico Chemical Quality of Groundwater in Select Coastal Communities in Keta

Groundwater issues in coastal communities are usually associated with seasonal salinization, due to sea water intrusion and seasonal flooding, however the main objective of this study was to assess the physical and chemical water quality of hand dug wells in Atorkor, Srogbe and Whuti, which are located close to possible contamination sources and further from these contamination sources.