Assessment of Heat Stress and Some Selected Toxic Gases in Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, South-West, Nigeria
Authors: Sodunke MA, Sulaimon MO, Musa AI, Osunkiyesi AA, Odiete JO, Yusuf YO
This research focuses on the assessment of heat stress and toxic gases (CO, CO2, NO2, CH4, H2S, NH3 and LPG) in Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) using a direct in-situ measurement of heat stress and toxic gases measuring systems. The results obtained showed that MAPOLY exhibits a temperature humidity index (THI) ranging from 21.5 oC to 26.9 oC and wind chill index (WCI) ranging between 31.1 oC and 35.9 oC which presents the study area to be a hot and strong heat stress zone. Toxic gases levels for CO2 (4615 ppm -31950 ppm), and NH3 (39.89 ppm -104.64 ppm) show that the pollution is high and non-tolerable to humans. However, the measured values of CH4, LPG, NO2, H2S and CO which were (8.07 ppm - 60.3 ppm), (17.66 ppm-56.8 ppm), (0.04 ppm - 0.14 ppm), (0.03 ppm -1.26 ppm) and (3.56 ppm - 5.73 ppm) respectively are not lethal to human health.
Affiliations: Physics/Electronics Unit, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria
Keywords: Temperature Humidity Index, Wind Chill Index, Statistical Model, Heat Stress, Toxic Gases
Published date: 2019/06/30