Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Development

ISSN: 2376-0214

Open Access

Folahan Adekola

Department of Industrial Chemistry, Nigeria

  • Extended Abstract   
    Extended Abstract : Chemical Issues In Biomass Burnin in Nigeria
    Author(s): Folahan Adekola

    Biomass can be defined as organic matter that is available on a renewable basis. It includes forest, agricultural crops and their residues. Biomass burning can therefore be regarded as the setting on fire of forests, woods and crops residues, shrubs and grasses, either intentionally or accidentally. Biomass burning is now recognized as a significant global source of emissions, contributing as much as 40% of gross carbon dioxide and 38% of tropospheric ozone. In Nigeria, biomass burning is widespread as it serves to clear land for shifting cultivation and to remove dry vegetation in order to promote agricultural productivity. Induced burning of trees in forested areas is a common practice in the guinea savanna zone of Nigeria purposely as a means of livelihood. This is done with the view of producing charcoal for domestic use in the urban centres of the country. The current review of t.. Read More»

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