This study had as its
objective to investigate the characteristics of coconut fibre, from the fruit disposed
in the market place at Effurun, Delta State Nigeria to check the viability of application
of the fibre as carrier for hydrocarbon degrading microorganism. The samples of
the coconut fibre were collected, ground, macerated, sieved and stored. The
particle size, available phosphorus, nitrogen content and moisture content of
the coconut fibres were determined. The results showed that the coconut fibres have
potential related to other natural fibers studied in literature, to be used as
carrier for hydrocarbon degrading microorganisms in remediation of petroleum
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