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Evaluation of Road Traffic Noise Pollution in Some Selected Areas of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Hussen, Ahmed (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Endale, Yonas
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-21T11:40:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-21T11:40:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-03
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/xmlui/handle/123456789/20193
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, we study road traffic noise at five different sites of the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. These five sites are hospitals, courts, schools, commercial and residential areas. From these five sites, we have selected forty-six different places using simple random sampling techniques. The objective of this study is to evaluate the traffic noise level in some selected areas of Addis Ababa city. In this study, measurement of noise pollution was done by using sound level meter. Various parameters were evaluated e.g. Leq Level, L10 level and L90 level. The noise levels was measured under traffic conditions over different time span in Addis Ababa city, to estimate, whether these levels exceeds permissible limits, prescribed by the Ethiopian Environmental protection authority and WHO standard was used as a Guidance. The average Leq noise level was observed 67.29, 67.32, 64.12, 68.24 and 66.64 dB (A) in commercial areas, residential areas, courts, schools and hospitals respectively. However, the noiselevel in all areas are found to be above the prescribed limit of W.H.O. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Courts en_US
dc.subject Schools en_US
dc.subject Traffic Noise Level en_US
dc.subject Addis Ababa en_US
dc.subject Noise Pollution en_US
dc.title Evaluation of Road Traffic Noise Pollution in Some Selected Areas of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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