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Impacts of the Production of Electrical Energy from Green Fuel (biodiesel) in Rural Areas in Togo: The Case of the Jathropha Curcas
Makénnibè Porosi, Tchamye Tcha-Esso Boroze, Yaovi Ouézou Azouma
      
 PP. 77 - 93
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ABSTRACT: In present study, surveys was conducted and costs was calculated to determine the daily stretch of time the village is provided with electrical energy: from 6 pm to 10 pm; and to select a bio-fuel operated generator with a 30 kVA output. The plantation of 0.5 hectare of Jatropha curcas by each household would be enough to cover the expenses in electricity consumption if the grains are sold at 50 CFA F/kg. Electrification would contribute to reduce rural exodus and promote trade. The plant cover of Terahoe will be enriched in Jatropha curcas, thus creating biological diversity that will protect food crops.


Seasonal Variations in Physico-Chemical and Bacteriological Parameters of Ogodogbo Creek, Niger Delta, Nigeria
Lawrence O. Amadi and Bernard J.O. Efiuvwevwere
      
 PP. 94 - 106
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ABSTRACT: Seasonal variations in physico-chemical and bacterial characteristics of samples from Ogodogbo creek were investigated during the dry and rainy seasons. Higher physico-chemical parameters occurred in the rainy season than in the dry season but higher salinity was observed in the dry season. More bacterial genera (12) were isolated during the rainy season compared with nine genera during the dry season. Bacillus spp. was the most prevalent (32- 39%) during the two seasons but Vibrio spp was the most dominant (31%) in the dry season. This study has shown that this creek is suitable for cultivation of mangrove oysters (Crassostrea gasar). However, the isolation of some pathogens suggests public health hazards if the sea foods from this resource are not adequately processed before consumption.