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Research Journal of Soil Biology
  Year: 2020 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-8
DOI: 10.3923/rjsb.2020.1.8
 
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Soil Amendment Potential of Liquid and Organo-Mineral Fertilizer on Spent Engine Oil-Polluted Soil

F.A. Anukwa, A. Nkang, J. Nkeruwem and Ekeoma M. Onuoha

Abstract:
Background and Objective: If plants are to grow to their potential, the soil must provide a satisfactory environment for plant growth. Soil pollution with hydrocarbon affects soil aesthetics, biomass, fertility crop yields and threatens food security. This study, therefore, investigates the effect of organo-mineral and liquid fertilizers in the remediation of spent engine oil-polluted soil. Materials and Methods: Soil Sample was polluted at a 10% concentration level with spent engine oil and treated with LF (Liquid fertilizer), OMF (Organo-mineral fertilizer) and a combination LOMF (Liquid organo-mineral Fertilizer). The Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon and five selected heavy metals concentrations of the soil were monitored for 20 weeks. Results: It was observed that the soil treated with LOMF had the highest net removal of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) 89.94 %, this was followed by LF 86.17% and then OMF 84.89 %. The control treatment (F0) had the lowest TPH reduction (56.52%). There were significant differences at (p<0.01) between the treatment fertilizers (F0, LF, OMF and LOMF). Conclusion: This study has demonstrated Organo-mineral and liquid fertilizers effectively reduced the total petroleum hydrocarbon as well as influence the reduction of heavy metals in the soil.
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F.A. Anukwa, A. Nkang, J. Nkeruwem and Ekeoma M. Onuoha, 2020. Soil Amendment Potential of Liquid and Organo-Mineral Fertilizer on Spent Engine Oil-Polluted Soil. Research Journal of Soil Biology, 12: 1-8.

DOI: 10.3923/rjsb.2020.1.8

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjsb.2020.1.8

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