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Stephen, E (2014). Phytoremediation of soil polluted by spent lubricating oil using Arachis hypogaea, Glycine max and Sida acuta. Ph.D thesis submitted to postgraduate school, FUTMinna, Nigeria.
Abandoned mechanic workshop is on the increase in Nigeria hence, reclamation of the abandoned mechanic workshop soil has become imperative for use in agriculture and restoration of aesthetic value of the land. Biological and chemical approaches could play a leading role in the reclamation effort such that abandoned land can be put to agricultural use. The use of lime fertilizer in this study has shown that both the microbiological and physicochemical status of the amended mechanic workshop soil improved with time and that lime fertilizer conditions the soil for improved biodegradative activity. The authors Dr E. Stephen and Dr. L.O. Okwute in a previous research showed that the quality of hydrocarbon polluted soil improved greatly on addition of organic fertilizers. Other authors such as Mbah et al.(2006) and Stephen and Temola (2014) agreed that application of organic waste on hydrocarbon enriched soil may enhanced their reclamation.
Dr E. Stephen is a lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, Kogi State Nigeria. His research focus is on phytoremediation/bioremediation.
Dr. L.O. Okwute lectures in the Department of Microbiology, University of Abuja, Nigeria. Her research interest is bioremediation of POME (palm oil mill effluent discharge) and pollution control.
Mr. P.A. Idoko and Mr D.Makolo are young researchers with interest in bioremediation /pollution control
This paper can be accessed via this link: http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/j/ijema).doi 10.11648/j
Mbah, C.N., Nwite, J.N. and Okporie, O.E. (2006). Effect of organic waste on some physicochemical properties and productivity of spent oil ultisol in Abakaliki, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Tropical Agriculture 8: 51-56.
Stephen, E and Temola, O.T. (2014).enhanced biodegradation of spent lubricating oil contaminated soil using poultry litter. British Biotechnology Journal 498): 868-876
Stephen E, Okwute LO and Okai AI (2015). Bioremediation of mechanic workshop polluted soil amended with poultry litter. Biosciences Research in Today’s World 1(1): 77-83.