Reaching Out beyond the Ivory Towers
Ebigwai, joseph, kayefor .
Containment of Oil Spill using Plants: The Niger Delta Trial.
A field trial involving twelve)12) selected trees/herbs belonging to eight different families were each grown insitu for containment of oil spills in the western and eastern flanks of the delta. Physico-chemical analyses were carried out on the soil samples. Similarly, a known concentration of a determined crude samples were spilled on each plot of the land. This trial experiment has been on-going for the past three consecutive years over a nine-field location in the delta. Preliminary results showed a reciprocal index on the quantity of crude on the land to the quantity of absorbed crude in the root systems of the plants, after a 2-10 day interval period. The study also noted the differentials on the amount of take-up spills by each of the plant. Confirmatory trials are currently on-going on the fields and green houses across the deltaic environment in Nigeria. KEYWORDS: Crude samples, Field trials, Greenhouse, Niger delta, Reciprocal index
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1 - Univeresity of Port-harcourt, Plant science and Biotechnology, Port-harcourt, Rivers state, +234, Nigeria
Presentation Type: Education Forum Session:Roundtable Session
Location: 304/Bell Memorial Union
Date: Saturday, July 29th, 2006
Time: 9:30 AM