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|Title: ||Axonopus compressus: A Resilient Phytoremediatior of Waste Engine Oil Contaminated Soil|
|Authors: ||Chijioke-Osuji, Chinenye|
Waste engine oil
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Publisher: ||International Journal of Plant & Soil Science|
|Citation: ||International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 14(2): 1-10, 2017; Article no.IJPSS.29671|
|Abstract: ||A phytoremediation study using Axonopus compressus (carpet grass) was carried out on three
levels of simulated waste engine oil (WEO) contamination of soil for a period of 12 months.
The microorganisms associated with the rhizosphere region of the plant were the bacteria Bacillus
sp. and fungi Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus carbonarius.
The plants were harvested at 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months intervals and the respective fresh weights
were taken at the respective harvest times. The plants remained resilient despite the level of WEO
contamination and results of some physicochemical parameters of the contaminated soils measured
showed that the plant was able to phytoremediate the WEO contamination.|
|Description: ||An article published in International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 14(2): 1-10, 2017; Article no.IJPSS.29671; DOI: 10.9734/IJPSS/2017/29671|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Science|
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