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Odunlami, O. A. and Odiakaose, Ebubechukwu Olive and Owoicho, Isaac Alfa and Oladimeji, Temitayo E, and Elehinafe, F. Boluwaji (2022) TREATMENT OF OIL SPILLS WITH NATURAL SORBENTS: A REVIEW. International Journal of Recent Research in Physics and Chemical Sciences, 9 (1). pp. 16-25. ISSN 2350-1030

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One of the most available high-energy-density fuels is fossil oils. As a result, people from every corner of the globe have sought fossil oils. They are usually sourced away from internationally recognized sites. Therefore, long-distance transport is required during which oil leakages become a problem. Oil spills and chemical leaks occur regularly as oil production and marine traffic expand. The release of effluents from the oil and gas industry has posed a severe environmental problem as its disposal has not been effectively curbed. Resolutions have been made and are still being made to solve the problem. With this, works from several researchers have shown the feasibility and working progress of applying separation techniques to obtain valuable products from the effluents. One of the areas that have been majorly studied is the adsorption of oil using inorganic adsorbents. Noting that most of the inorganic adsorbents are expensive, the use of agricultural biomass as precursors for adsorbents is now being considered, as they are relatively cheaper means. This review reports the impact of oil spills on the environment and highlighted the remediation of oil spills with organic adsorbents.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environment; Fossil oil; natural adsorbents; oil spill; water treatment.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2023 14:04
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2023 14:04

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