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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Effect of Crude Oil Pollution on Soil and Proximate Composition of Cassava from Owaza in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria


Volume 15, Issue 1, March 2016, Pages 72–79

 Effect of Crude Oil Pollution on Soil and Proximate Composition of Cassava from Owaza in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria

J.C. Ifemeje1 and C. Egbuna2

1 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Natural Science, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Nigeria
2 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Natural Science, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 29 July 2015

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This work investigated the level of Total Hydrocarbon Content (THC), trace metals, physicochemical properties of the soil sample of Owaza shell location farmland and the level of proximate composition of cassava tubers from the same farmland so that proper evaluation could be reached following standard procedures. The result of the physicochemical analysis revealed that the pH of the polluted soil sample were slightly acidic than the control and the bulk density increased above 1.6 g/cm3 that tend to restrict root growth. The THC and the trace metal level in both soil and cassava samples from the polluted farmland increased, which could be deleterious to living organism including man within affected communities. The proximate composition of the cassava sample from the polluted soil sample was also affected as the calorific value decreased (251.60

Author Keywords: Crude oil exploration, Pollution, Trace Metals, Total Hydrocarbon (THC), Owaza Shell location.


How to Cite this Article


J.C. Ifemeje and C. Egbuna, “Effect of Crude Oil Pollution on Soil and Proximate Composition of Cassava from Owaza in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 72–79, March 2016.