Studies on the use of Coconut Fibres as Carrier for Hydrocarbon Degrading Microbes in Remediation of Petroleum Polluted Soil

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJAR.2014.03.01.Art040

Authors : Mamah, S. C., Agiri, G. O, Akumagba, P. E, Adimula, H. A


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 polluted soil.


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