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Title: Studies on the use of Coconut Fibres as Carrier for Hydrocarbon Degrading Microbes in Remediation

Article Number: EC2/2015/127

Authors: Mamah, S.C, Agiri, G.O, Akumagba, P.E, and Adimula, H.A.

Topic: Engineering & Technology


This study had as its objective to investigate the characteristics of coconut fibre, from the fruit disposed in the market place at Effurun, Delta State Nigeria to check the viability of application of the fibre as carrier for hydrocarbon degrading microorganism. The samples of the coconut fibre were collected, ground, macerated, sieved and stored.  The particle size, available phosphorus, nitrogen content and moisture content of the coconut fibres were determined. The results showed that the coconut fibres have potential related to other natural fibers studied in literature, to be used as carrier for hydrocarbon degrading microorganisms in remediation of petroleum polluted soil.


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  • Dr. AJIT V PANDYA (Viewer) 21st Nov 2015 - 10:38 AM
    1. how come this article is here .......should be in agro...biotechnology....isnt it ?

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  • Dr. AJIT V PANDYA (Viewer) 21st Nov 2015 - 12:33 PM
    2. i suppose all types of microorganism carrying capacity is there with coconut ......not only hydrocarbon degrader , isnt it ? i

    3..lignin gives strength and not carrying capacity to the fibre...? i have doubt ?

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  • Dr. AJIT V PANDYA (Viewer) 21st Nov 2015 - 4:20 PM
    thanx ......for participation

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  • Mamah Stanley Chinedu (Author) 21st Nov 2015 - 7:01 PM
    Agro- product (Coconut fibre) was used bio-technologically to solve Environmental problem (petroleum pollution), here its placement here. Thanks for your comment

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  • Amankwa Eric (Viewer) 21st Nov 2015 - 8:30 PM
    Please which scientific technique did you use ? I think the real scientific technique is missing here and lastly i think this article should be in the area of Agro-biotechnology. Thank you

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  • Mamah Stanley Chinedu (Author) 21st Nov 2015 - 11:19 PM
    Lignin content serves as high natural preservation towards bacteria attacks. It is believed that the selected coconut fibres will not serve as nutrient source for the micro-organisms/hydrocarbon degrader thus helping to prolong the shelve lives of the hydrocarbon degraders. Again not all micro-organism is a hydrocarbon degrader.

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  • Mamah Stanley Chinedu (Author) 21st Nov 2015 - 11:21 PM
    Thank you for viewing and for you comments

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  • Mamah Stanley Chinedu (Author) 21st Nov 2015 - 11:30 PM
    The article is multi-facial; Agro, Biotech., and Engineering. The scientific methods lie within the coconut fibre processing/treatment, hydrocarbon degraders' culturing , isolation and Bioremediation

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  • Nileshkumar Madhubhai Baria (Viewer) 23rd Nov 2015 - 8:21 PM
    Dr. Nileshkumar M Baria ( Viewer )
    Increasing public awareness of environmental pollution influences the search and development of technologies that help in clean up of organic and inorganic contaminants such as hydrocarbons and metals. An alternative and eco-friendly method of remediation technology of environments contaminated with these pollutants is the use of biosurfactants and biosurfactant-producing microorganisms. The diversity of biosurfactants makes them an attractive group of compounds for potential use in a wide variety of industrial and biotechnological applications. The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of advances in the applications of biosurfactants and biosurfactant-producing microorganisms in hydrocarbon and metal remediation technologies.

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  • Nileshkumar Madhubhai Baria (Viewer) 23rd Nov 2015 - 8:27 PM
    Rapid industrialization and urbanization over the past many decades has resulted in contamination of all the components of the environment that is the air, the water, the soils and even our food. The contamination of the environment has also occurred through a variety of industrial operations
    like fugitive emissions, accidental spills and leaks, discharge of effluents or dumping of waste. Over the years indiscriminate use of the synthetic chemicals has released several such organic contaminants which are recalcitrant to natural degradation and may also turn hazardous or toxic. Even if released in the sewers, the compounds come back to soil system and the food chain through contaminated sludge. Nevertheless, the next question is why we should be worried about such pollutants.