Biostimulation supplemented with phytoremediation in the reclamation of a petroleum contaminated soil

Josiah M. Ayotamuno, Reginald B. Kogbara, Onozemini S. Agoro

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Abstract

Biostimulation, supplemented with phytoremediation was employed in a study aimed at evaluating the effect of both treatments on the reclamation of a petroleum-contaminated soil. Petroleum contamination of soil was simulated under controlled field conditions, biostimulation of indigenous microbes through the addition of N-P-K fertiliser and tillage was then utilised for remedial treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1567-1572
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009

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Keywords

  • Biostimulation
  • Ecological rehabilitation
  • Elephant grass
  • Petroleum contamination
  • Phytoremediation
  • Total hydrocarbon content

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Physiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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