International Journal of Waste Resources

International Journal of Waste Resources
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ISSN: 2252-5211

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Nwankwoala HO

Nwankwoala HO

Nigeria

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  • Research Article
    Soil and Water Microbiological Characteristics of Olo Flowstation and Rumuekpe Metering Station, Rivers State, Nigeria
    Author(s): Nwankwoala HO and Youdeowei PONwankwoala HO and Youdeowei PO

    This study evaluates the soil and microbiological properties of Olo Flowstation and Rumuekpe Metering Station. Standard sampling and analytical methods were adopted. Results of the soil microbiological composite samples from the random samples showed that the percent Hydrocarbon Utilizing Bacteria (HUB) was 40.0% and 27.27% for the top and subsoil, respectively. Though these values were high, they were below expected values in view of the high level of petroleum hydrocarbon spilled on the soils collected. The moderately high amount of hydrocarbon degraders in these soils compared to the control indicated that these soils might have been in contact with petroleum products which might have polluted the soils. The poor drainage resulting from stagnant water might have leached the petroleum products down the soil along transect, resulting into higher HUB% in the subsoil than the top soil... Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2252-5211.1000286

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