ANALYSIS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS FROM POWER LINES AT IYAMHO COMMUNITY, EDO STATE, NIGERIA

Mr Adekoya Mathew Adefusika and Ukhurebor Kingsley E., and Aigbe Efosa E.   (Published 2017)

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Abstract.

Presently, the effects of electric and magnetic fields from high voltage transmission power lines have become a subject of scientific discord. These fields are higher close to the power lines and fall with distance. Magnetic fields vary as the load on the power lines changes whereas electric fields stay approximately constant. Electric and magnetic fields from power lines generate enormous values of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields. This research gives an analysis of the electromagnetic fields emitted by 11 kV high voltage transmission power lines at Iyamho Community, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. The measurements results using ED78S Electrosmog meter were compared with the international standard threshold values. The results show that the magnetic field only exceeded the threshold value in the public area (Edo University premises) while the electric  field at all points is still below the limit as recommended by International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and other standard regulatory bodies and there was a good correlation between the electric field and the magnetic field. Recommendations for some practical precautionary measures to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields were also given.

 

Keywords: Electromagnetic Fields, Extremely Low Frequency, Threshold Values, Power Lines, Radiation.

Item Type: Conference presentation
Format: Word document,   17.83 KB
Copyright: Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons license
Keywords: Electromagnetic Fields, Extremely Low Frequency, Threshold Values, Power Lines, Radiation
Department: Physical Science
Field of Study: Physics
Uploaded By: Uddin Osemengbe Oyaimare
Date Added: 02 Nov 2017 6:24am
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2017
conference URL: https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/conference/analysis_of_electromagnetic_fields_from_power_lines_at_iyamho_community_edo_state_nigeria


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