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Determination of Carbon Monoxide Content of Exhaust Gases from Agricultural and Road Transport Tractors in Nigeria: A Case Study of Ogbomoso Metropolis
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting 162461169.(doi:10.13031/aim.20162461169)
Authors: Adewunmi Taiwo
Keywords: Air pollution, Air quality, Carbon monoxide, Diesel engines, Exhaust gases, Tractors, Trucks.
Data on % CO content in the exhaust emissions, make and engine capacity of Seventy(70)tractors consisting of twenty(20) agricultural and fifty(50) road transport tractors operating in Ogbomoso metropolis were collected in a Completely Randomized Experimental Design and subjected to statistical analyses. The results indicated that both tractor types were high emitters of CO because their average CO emissions were 2.445 and 2.448 % respectively. In addition, while the makes of both tractors types had significant effect on their CO emissions, their engine capacities did not have any effect on their CO emissions. Mercedes Benz(a make of road transport tractor) contributed the highest(2.29%) while Massey Fergusson(a make of agricultural tractor) contributed the least(2.26). With these results, it was concluded that the CO content in the exhaust emissions of agricultural and road transport tractors in Nigeria is about five(5) times higher than the recommended maximum level of 0.5% by the US Environmental protection Agency(EPA).(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)