Investigation of Noise Levels Within Al-Muthanna University in AlMuthanna Province Iraq


Investigation of Noise Levels Within Al-Muthanna University in AlMuthanna Province Iraq

Volume 4, Issue 1, Jul 2016, Pages 01-08
 DOI: 10.52113/3/mjet/2016-4-1/01-08
Research Article:

Huda Mohammed Selman*
Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Al- Muthanna

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Noise pollution around the Al-Muthanna university in Al-Samawah city
was measured to study the effects on the teaching-learning processes and
performance of both teachers and students during November and December
2014. Digital Sound Level Meter (model a GM1351 ) was used to measure
the noise level, In twelve selected buildings for the study as indoor sites and
the park and main door of the university as outdoor sites . The
measurements at the buildings were carried out in three different time
intervals of the day i.e. in the morning 8:00-10:00am, 10:00-12:00 pm and
12:00-2:00 pm. Noise intensity was also measured in two points at an
interval of half hour .After recording of daily measurements of noise level,
the hourly average noise level for each point of the building and for the
whole buildings were calculated. As well as the total average of noise levels
was calculated in order to compare it with the allowable limits of EPA for
educational institutions. The maximum noise level was found in college of
education (81.8) dBl and the minimum value in college of nursing which
was equal(73.3) dBl. The study results show that the rate of noise level in an
indoor and outdoor sites is very high and not suitable for teaching-learning
processes. Therefore Acts and regulations concerning noise pollution should
be strictly adopted.

Keywords: Noise pollution, Noise level meter , University campus.

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