Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISSN: 2165-784X

Open Access

Anyasi RO

Department of Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

  • Research Article   
    Effect of Oil on Phytoremediation of PCB Co-Contamination in Transformer Oil Using Chromolaena odorata
    Author(s): Anyasi RO*, Atagana HI and Anyasi Raymond JO

    Greenhouse assessment of the effect of oil on Chromolaena odorata ability to remove PCB from soil treated with transformer oil co-contaminated with Aroclor 1260 was done. Method: Plants were transplanted into one kilogram of soil contained in 1L pots differently containing 100, 200, and 500 ml of transformer oil (T/O), co-contaminated with 100 ppm of Aroclor. Treatments were done in two microcosms; direct contamination and soil cultured method. Measured plant growth parameters showed that C. odorata growth was affected by the different concentrations of oil. Inhibition of plant growth by oil increased with concentrations. Results: At the end of six weeks, plant growth was affected in T/O amended soil. Plants size was increased by 1.4, 0.46 and -1.0% in direct treatment and 17.01, 6.09 and 1.08% in soil culture at the 100, .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/jcde.2020.10.349

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