Physicochemical Analysis of Petroleum Sludge Impacted Soils After Remediation with Organic Waste
Useh Mercy Uwem, Dauda Mary Sunday, Abdulrahman Funke Wosilat, Useh Uwem Jonah
Corresponding Author : Useh Mercy Uwem
Chemistry Advanced Research Centre, Sheda Science and Technology Complex, Abuja, Nigeria
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Received : 2019-01-02 Accepted : 2019-02-18 Published : 2019-02-18
Abstract : For optimization of effective bioremediation processes, it is essential to consider environmental factors affecting the process. Petroleum sludge impacted soil samples from around Warri refinery, Delta State, Nigeria were assessed for some physicochemical parameters before and after remediation with agro-waste from Moringa seed. The remediation process was carried out for 90 days and samples were taken for analysis at 30 days interval. The analysis revealed a sinusoidal pattern of results at the end of the study period which indicated that most of the degradation activities took place within the first 30 days. More so, from the analyses after treatment of the samples with Moringa Oleifera seed cake (MOSC), the results as compared to the control, indicated that the agro-waste did not only add the needed nutrients to the soil, it was also able to mop-up certain minerals that could further endanger the use of the soil.
Keywords : Physicochemical, contamination, Moringa seed, bioremediation, Niger Delta
Citation : Useh, Mercy Uwem (2019). Physicochemical Analysis of Petroleum Sludge Impacted Soils After Remediation with Organic Waste. J. of Physical and Chemical Sciences. V7I1:04. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.2571619
Copyright : © 2019 Useh, Mercy Uwem. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences
ISSN : 2348-327X
Volume 7 / Issue 1
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