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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 5, May 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Data Centres: A Prescriptive Model For Green And Eco-Friendly Environment In The Cement Industry In Nigeria

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AUTHOR(S)

Wilson Nwankwo, Kingsley E. Ukhurebor

 

KEYWORDS

Environmental pollution control, Green computing, Data centre, Production operations

 

ABSTRACT

Data centres are important facilities in modernization of cement production industries across the world. In the last two decades, Nigeria has witnessed an amazing cement manufacturing and production reforms. Consequent upon these reforms is a marked reduction in the importation of bagged cement from other countries thereby reducing capital flights and boosting the gross domestic product. A typical cement plant in Nigeria produces an average of 6000 metric tonnes of bagged cement per day. Of vital importance to the instrumentation of local cement production and distribution plants is high technology computing infrastructure. These cement plants deploy sophisticated IT infrastructure that are driven by large diesel powered generators owing to the unstable mains power supply across the country. The effect is increased environmental pollution and degradation in the hosting environments as chemical, gaseous emissions, electronic wastes, and noise are consistently present. In some facilities, there are often more than one data centre with each supporting a definite suite of production processes. This paper is an attempt to proffer solution to the traditional problems of environmental pollution arising from poor data centre operations. Accordingly, a carefully articulated integrated that would enable enforcement agencies, and control experts reduce the localization and pollution issues associated with scattered data centres, is proposed. It is believed that adherence to the proposed innovative model would reduce drastically the pollution associated with data centres in cement factories in Nigeria.

 

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