Bioremediation Of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) Contaminated Soil Using Cow Dung.

Release of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) into the environment can cause soil and freshwater pollution and can affect downstream biodiversity. Bioremediation of POME contaminated soil collected from palm oil processing mill at Omuahunwo community in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria was carried out using cow dung as nutrient supplement. The monitoring period lasted for 14 days. Results of the physicochemical parameters showed reduction in values of Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) from 160.10mg/l to 90.20mg/l, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) (120.40 - 70.2mg/l), Total Organic Content (TOC) (140.10 - 100mg/l) respectively. Low pH value of 4.11 before treatment, being acidic, was increased to 6.10 being less acidic. The total heterotrophic bacterial (THB) population increased from 3.0x106 to 8.3 x 108 cfu/g and that of total fungi count increased from 3.2x104 to 3.8 x106 cfu/g respectively. Characterization and identification tests revealed that the bacterial genera encountered in the bioremediation process were; Proteus, Bacillus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas, Micrococus and Corynebacterium while the fungal genera were Fusarium, Aspergillus, Pernicillium, Geothricum and Mucor. Yeast was Candida sp. The results indicates that cow dung could be applied in the bioremediation of POME contaminated soil which is enriched with microorganisms with high degradative potentials in degrading the pollutants in POME contaminated soil for ecofriendly bioremediation technology. Read more
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Bioremediation Of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) Contaminated Soil Using Cow Dung.

Release of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) into the environment can cause soil and freshwater pollution and can affect downstream biodiversity. Bioremediation of POME contaminated soil collected from palm oil processing mill at Omuahunwo community in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria was carried out using cow dung as nutrient supplement. The monitoring period lasted for 14 days. Results of the physicochemical parameters showed reduction in values of Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) from 160.10mg/l to 90.20mg/l, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) (120.40 - 70.2mg/l), Total Organic Content (TOC) (140.10 - 100mg/l) respectively. Low pH value of 4.11 before treatment, being acidic, was increased to 6.10 being less acidic. The total heterotrophic bacterial (THB) population increased from 3.0x106 to 8.3 x 108 cfu/g and that of total fungi count increased from 3.2x104 to 3.8 x106 cfu/g respectively. Characterization and identification tests revealed that the bacterial genera encountered in the bioremediation process were; Proteus, Bacillus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas, Micrococus and Corynebacterium while the fungal genera were Fusarium, Aspergillus, Pernicillium, Geothricum and Mucor. Yeast was Candida sp. The results indicates that cow dung could be applied in the bioremediation of POME contaminated soil which is enriched with microorganisms with high degradative potentials in degrading the pollutants in POME contaminated soil for ecofriendly bioremediation technology. Read more
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Bioremediation Of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) Contaminated Soil Using Cow Dung.

Release of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) into the environment can cause soil and freshwater pollution and can affect downstream biodiversity. Bioremediation of POME contaminated soil collected from palm oil processing mill at Omuahunwo community in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria was carried out using cow dung as nutrient supplement. The monitoring period lasted for 14 days. Results of the physicochemical parameters showed reduction in values of Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) from 160.10mg/l to 90.20mg/l, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) (120.40 - 70.2mg/l), Total Organic Content (TOC) (140.10 - 100mg/l) respectively. Low pH value of 4.11 before treatment, being acidic, was increased to 6.10 being less acidic. The total heterotrophic bacterial (THB) population increased from 3.0x106 to 8.3 x 108 cfu/g and that of total fungi count increased from 3.2x104 to 3.8 x106 cfu/g respectively. Characterization and identification tests revealed that the bacterial genera encountered in the bioremediation process were; Proteus, Bacillus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas, Micrococus and Corynebacterium while the fungal genera were Fusarium, Aspergillus, Pernicillium, Geothricum and Mucor. Yeast was Candida sp. The results indicates that cow dung could be applied in the bioremediation of POME contaminated soil which is enriched with microorganisms with high degradative potentials in degrading the pollutants in POME contaminated soil for ecofriendly bioremediation technology. Read more
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Bioremediation Of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) Contaminated Soil Using Cow Dung.

Release of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) into the environment can cause soil and freshwater pollution and can affect downstream biodiversity. Bioremediation of POME contaminated soil collected from palm oil processing mill at Omuahunwo community in Aluu, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria was carried out using cow dung as nutrient supplement. The monitoring period lasted for 14 days. Results of the physicochemical parameters showed reduction in values of Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) from 160.10mg/l to 90.20mg/l, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) (120.40 - 70.2mg/l), Total Organic Content (TOC) (140.10 - 100mg/l) respectively. Low pH value of 4.11 before treatment, being acidic, was increased to 6.10 being less acidic. The total heterotrophic bacterial (THB) population increased from 3.0x106 to 8.3 x 108 cfu/g and that of total fungi count increased from 3.2x104 to 3.8 x106 cfu/g respectively. Characterization and identification tests revealed that the bacterial genera encountered in the bioremediation process were; Proteus, Bacillus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas, Micrococus and Corynebacterium while the fungal genera were Fusarium, Aspergillus, Pernicillium, Geothricum and Mucor. Yeast was Candida sp. The results indicates that cow dung could be applied in the bioremediation of POME contaminated soil which is enriched with microorganisms with high degradative potentials in degrading the pollutants in POME contaminated soil for ecofriendly bioremediation technology. Read more
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