THE EFFECT OF GROWTH OF SIDA ACUTA ON THE PHYSICOCHEMISTRY OF WASTE LUBRICATING OIL CONTAMINATED SOIL

E. Stephen, U. J. J. Ijah

Abstract


The effect of growth of Sida acuta on the physicochemistry of waste lubricating oil contaminated soil was studied for 56 days in Lokoja, kogi state Nigeria. The results revealed low electrical conductivity, pH, organic matter content and heavy metal in the waste lubricating oil remediated soil  relative to the control soil. The remediation had  no  significant difference (p> 0.05) on the Organic matter and Iron whereas pH, Electrical conductivity, moisture, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Lead, Zinc, Nickel and Copper concentration of the soil was significantly different (p<0.05) . The results obtained suggest that Sida acuta should be considered for phytoremediation of waste lubricating oil polluted soil.

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