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Curve-Fitting of Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) By Co-Composting Using Roost Manure

Kamalu, Ikenna C. and Nwakaudu, A.A and Onyelucheya, O. E and Uzondu, F.N. and Kamen, F.L and Nwakaudu, M.S. and Obijiaku, J.C. (2016) Curve-Fitting of Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) By Co-Composting Using Roost Manure. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Engineering Research, 4 (7). p. 156. ISSN 2454-6410

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In this work, ten polluted sites with oil were obtained from Niger Delta, mixed homogenously with compost manure and sent to FUGRO International Laboratory PortHarcourt Nigeria, for bioremediation experiments and analyses. The 4800g sample was divided into twelve (12) equal parts of 400g for bioremediation; 6 parts for the experiments and 6 parts for the control. Particular ringed PAH was isolatedly tested for bioremediation for each of the five ringed PAHs (1 to 5 rings) and the 800g sample was used for respiration test of compost incubation. It was found that the efficiency of bioremediation increased from one to three rings and decreased exponentially for the rest of the rings, showing that bioremediation is not effective for higher ring PAHs. It was also found that bioremediation yields best (optimum) result between two and three ringed PAHs. The respiration of the compost microorganisms improved during incubation by more than two-third i.e 67.7%. The result of this work can be used in bioremediation studies when trying to isolate or choose a particular ringed PAHs for such bioremediation jobs

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Curve-fitting, bioremediation, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, co-composting, roost manure, efficiency
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 11:37
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017 11:37

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