Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISSN: 2165-784X

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Agbo KC


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    Remediation of Used Motor Engine Oil Contaminated Soil: A Soil Washing Treatment Approach
    Author(s): Dike BU, Yong-Gook Jung and Agbo KCDike BU, Yong-Gook Jung and Agbo KC

    The increasing contamination of soil by used motor oil is very common and of great concern to our society because of the possible harm that it can cause the environment. Remediation of contaminated soil is the application of suitable techniques in the removal of contaminants present in soil. Contaminants like heavy metals and aromatic hydrocarbons are found in used motor oil as a result of reactions in motor engines occurring during use of motor oil. The study determined the effect of soil washing using detergent as a remediation technique for soils contaminated with used motor oil. Detergent solution was added to soil contaminated by used motor oil. After twenty four (24) hours, the concentration of heavy metals (Cr, Zn, Cd, Pb, Ar, and Cu) and Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the soil residue were determined. A control experiment was carried out for a soil sample with no used mot.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-784X.1000129

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