level. _____________________________________________________________________________________________, The International Journal of Science & Technoledge. to soil. Results indicated that the TF populations in rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soil of S. officinarum were Positive soil ... burnt afterwards) soil in Oshie community in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Baseline physicochemical properties of soil. 0000018938 00000 n Mycelia extensional growth rate of HUF were faster on PDA than OMA for all tested This was assessed for S. officinarum. Sporulation Risk communication has been identified as a significant factor in explaining why the health consequences of environmental degradation remain unabated in oil producing communities. Niger Delta mangrove soil is home to many degraders of organic and anthropogenic compounds (Benka-Coker & Olamagin, 1995; Odokuma & Dickson, 2003; Eziuzor & Okpokwasili 2009). of S. officinarum. nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium) in the face of excess PHC carbon. 3Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria Abstract: Some environmental effects of flooding in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria was reviewed to provide the desired knowledge needed for the effective management of flooding. 0000008756 00000 n The results showed that combined treatment (indigenous bacteria bioaugmentation + addition of a surfactant) was the most effective method of biodegradation enhancement as the 20-fold increase of biodegradation rate was observed. The paper identified and analysed the major challenges posed by this crisis to the Nigerian State. Soil microbial processes are mediated by enzymes and thus are affected by environmental factors affecting enzymatic activities, such as temperature, water content, pH, and seasonality, but also by factors affecting diversity and abundance of microorganisms, such as nutrient availability, amount of soil organic matter, or presence of the symbiotic tree. 0000007964 00000 n Factors affecting the population trend of biodiversity in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The effect of oil concentration on height, root length and leaf area growth varied with plant species (P ˂ 0.05). It is the largest wetland and maintains the third-largest drainage basin in Africa. Resistant isolates were further tested for their cadmium sorption capacity using Atomic Adsorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). This paper evaluates health risk communication in the oil rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Conclusion Niger Delta … 0000001818 00000 n 0000013632 00000 n Active substances found in many herbicides may hamper the rate of a series of biochemical processes, interfering with the soil enzymatic activity and microbial growth. Thus, growth of these plants can be enhanced in crude oil contaminated soil by the above treatments for efficient rhizoremediation. Unaugmented (control) planted soils. Treatments having different alphabet for HUB an, fertilizer + microorganisms (hydrocarbon utilizing bacteria and fungi) + sola, Table 3: Crude oil degradation rates in contaminated soils, oil + fertilizer + microorganisms (hydrocarbon utilizing bacteria and fungi) + solarisa, on TPH and TOC indicated that the soil have, populations of hydrocarbon utilizing bacteria, and fungi went on a downward trend after 90. days of soil contamination and treatments. Anyakwee Nsirimovu of Niger Delta Civil Society Coalition said the nation is "sitting on a keg of gunpowder if nothing is done to address the grievances of the oil-producing communities". However, the P-value less than 0.05 for crude oil contaminated soil at 4.5% which indicated that the water hyacinth may be necessary for remediating crude oil contaminated soil above 3 -4.5%. Includes a description of the Gammaproteobacteria (1203 pages, 222 figures, and 300 tables). Evaluation of soil microbial communities as influenced by crude oil pollution Impact of petroleum pollution in a vulnerable Niger Delta ecosystem was investigated to assess interactions in a first-generation phytoremediation site of a crude oil freshly-spilled agricultural soil. suspension in a 500.0 ml capacity conical, the populations of culturable heterotrophic, Baseline physicochemical figures from the, respectively). May 2020; ... a number of biotic and abiotic factors. Exploration and exploitation of oil in Nigeria since the discovery of oil in the commercial quantities in 1958 have sustained the country economy and contributed greatly to the enhancement of its citizenries’ well-being. The chemical properties of spilled oil often affect the productiveness of soil and pollute water bodies, thereby causing irreparable damage to agricultural lands as well as aquatic bodies. Bordenave, M. S., Goni-Urriza, P. C. and, Chaudhry, S., Luhach, J., Sharma, V. and, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.017444. 2 Aspergillus sp. Petroleum released to the soil may move through the soil to the ground water. contamination for a 120-day period to determine the influence of oil on plant germination, height, root length, leaf area growth and survival/death time. and Azospirillum sp., among rhizosphere isolates. 23%, 36. Enhanced rhizoremediation was more effective than biostimulation and bioaugmentation techniques. Results indicated that treatments PSOF, PSOFM and PSOFMS enhanced all growth parameters over contaminated untreated soil (PSO) with the exception of germination in P. australis and S. officinarum ; while root length, leaf area in E. crassipes were statistically the same for PS, PSO, PSOFM and PSOFMS (P ˂ 0.05). Home to 20 million people and 40 different ethnic groups, this floodplain makes up 7.5% of Nigeria's total land mass. The two main drivers of soil microbial community structure, i.e., plant type and soil type, are thought to exert their function in a complex manner. %PDF-1.3 %���� Also, the time effect of the remediation process had P-value less than 0.05 for 1.5, 3.0 and 4.5% crude oil contamination signifying that the time factor play important role in the remediation process. With in defined limits biological activity increases with increasing temperature. Bacteria associated with the rhizosphere of elephant grass thus enhanced the removal of cadmium from contaminated soil. This community is a host to a major oil company in Nigeria. It is part of the Niger Delta province which occurs at the southern part of Nigeria bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The residual hydrocarbon in the biopile systems studied contained polyaromatics (PAH) in quantities that may be considered as hazardous. in the root zones (rhizosphere and rhizoplane) and non-rhizosphere soil of S. officinarum were assessed quantitatively However, activities associated with petroleum exploration, development and production operations have local detrimental and significant impacts on the atmosphere, soils and sediments, surface and groundwater, marine environment, biologically diversity and sustainability of terrestrial ecos… Keywords: Autochthonous; bioaugmentation; crude oil; hydrocarbon utilizing microorganisms; Niger Delta; remediation. Factors affecting the population . Results showed culturable heterotrophic and hydrocarbon-utilizing microbial populations and TPH loss in planted soils were consistently higher than those in unplanted receiving corresponding treatments (P ˂ 0.05). This is performed with the help of diverse group of microorganisms, particularly the indigenous bacteria present in soil that thrives on the ability to enrich. Evaluation of soil microbial communities as influenced by crude oil pollution ... factors. Overall, growth enhancement efficiencies of the applied treatments were in the order: PSOFM ˃ PSOF ˃ PSOFMS. ]��4��y�g��fKV�O��qM.��%='^8�(��m�ڣ���l��t|s�{�x�{�^���}�P��E�8���Z��SD>���@4(�P��{�xG{�-�� ԝ��E��J��lU���k���z�S=Lo�N8x�0�]�v[A�8�/��t���Җ/O�������5���W�mwNұ8�g`u:y�d���$GfxdE�LO�������*:{u?��u�i. The exploitation and exploration of oil therefore not only are a source of revenue for the country but also contributed greatly to the pollution of the environment and the need to collect the gas for effective utilization. 0000001240 00000 n Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria. culturable fungal species were identified as HUF out of the eight isolated fungi from the rhizosphere and rhizoplane Sky J Soil Sci Environ Manage. Among the nine plants tested only E. crassipes, P. australis and S. officinarum survived for the 120-day period of the study at 6% w/w contamination. dilution plate method and direct plating of serially washed root segments on PDA and In a practical and applied sense, the collective action of plants and their associated microorganisms is advantageous for remediation of PHC contaminated soil in terms of overall cost and success rates for in situ implementation in a diversity of environments. Rhizosphere effect for TF was 3.1-fold Fatty acid analysis revealed a very strong soil effect but little plant effect on the microbial commu-nity, indicating that the overall microbial community structure was not affected by the rhizosphere. 0000002002 00000 n This present study, therefore, reports the economics and environmental impacts of oil exploration and exploitation in Nigeria. T. viride had the fastest mycelia extensional growth rate (0.59 and 0.41 mm/h) on PDA and OMA 0000003103 00000 n 0000010891 00000 n 0000006217 00000 n Previous remediation attempts in the area had failed due to erroneous operational conclusions (such as conclusions by oil industry operators that the Niger Delta soil is covered by a layer of clay and as such oil percolation remains within the top soil and makes remediation by enhanced natural attenuation (RENA) suitable for the region) and the adoption of incompatible and ineffective … Data were collected and analyzed on the volume of gas produced and flared in Nigeria between 1970 and 2010; also collected are the barrels of oil produced between 1970 and 2020 and the average price of barrel oil and gallon of gas between the said period. The Niger Delta region is the oil producing area of Nigeria, which consists of highly diverse ecosystems that are supportive of numerous species of terrestrial and aquatic fauna and flora. 0000086613 00000 n The Niger Delta extends from longitude 3.5E to 8.45E and latitude 4.5N to 5.65N and covers an area of approximately 36, 260km2 (i.e. 0000003589 00000 n In soils impacted by PHC contamination, microbial bioremediation generally relies on the addition of high-energy electron acceptors (e.g. There were 44.4, 71.8, 74.7, and 67.5, and 50.5, 71.8, 82.3, and 71.8% reduction in residual TPH in soil planted with P. australis and E. crassipes respectively for treatments PSO, PSOF, PSOFM, and PSOFMS as against 20.0, 62.6, 67.5, and 67.5% losses in SO, SOF, SOFM, and SOFMS. In return, plant-associated microorganisms improve plant growth by reducing soil toxicity through contaminant removal, producing plant growth promoting metabolites, liberating sequestered plant nutrients from soil, fixing nitrogen, and more generally establishing the foundations of soil nutrient cycling. 0000001590 00000 n The major soil factors which influence the microbial population, distribution and their activity in the soil are. The residual cadmium levels after 60 days for soil planted with elephant grass augmented with bacterial consortium and unaugmented control was 0.705 and 5.701 mg/Kg respectively. Modifications in the count and activity of microorganisms may lead to upsetting the biological equilibrium of soil, which in turn depresses its fertility. Individual Eye witnesses susppects sabotage as the cause of … 0000007517 00000 n 1. However, some important growth characteristics such speedy growths, extensive root system and increased biomass desirable for efficient rhizoremediation are depressed. Petroleum exploration and production in the Nigeria’s Niger Delta region and export of oil and gas resources by the petroleum sector has substantially improved the nation’s economy over the past five decades. 1) is located within Latitudes 5 0 45’ and 635’, and longitudes 40 50’ and 50 15’, in the central part of Southern Nigeria and has significantly higher than their corresponding HUF populations (P ˂ 0.05). Nature of soil and 11. To cushion this suppressive effects, plants were subjected to the following treatments: Plant + Soil (PS) (Control); Plant + Soil + Oil (PSO); Plant + Soil + Oil + Fertilizer (PSOF); Plant +Soil + Oil + Fertilizer + Microorganisms (PSOFM); and Plant + Soil + Fertilizer + Microorganisms + Solarization (PSOFMS). Contaminated soil was collected from a former military airport in Kluczewo, Poland. 136 STUDY AREA: NIGER DELTA The Niger Delta (see Fig. Residual TPH decreased in all contaminated soils with time. 0000001611 00000 n Ford, C. Z., Sayler, G. S., Burlage, R. S. changes in tropical agricultural soil. The biostimulated system with indigenous micro-organisms gave 23% reduction in TPH. Mycelia extensional growth and minimum sporulation time of isolated HUF on PDA and OMA were also 0000112211 00000 n respectively among HUF. The addition of Tween 80 led to a respiration rate that peaked in 48 days compared to 88 days for the bioaugmented system and respiration declined rapidly due to nitrogen depletion. Our findings indicate that apart from compromising the air quality, air pollution in the region may have effects such as the formation of acid rain, water pollution, soil pollution and impacts on plants and wild life, and recently contributing to the global warming effects. The control system gave 4% TPH reduction. Soil inoculation with constituted autochthonous microbial consortium in conjunction with NPK fertilization was effective for localized remediation of crude oil contaminated soil. Rhizosphere soil in pots was then monitored for 60 days for residual cadmium levels. Different treatments for culturable heterotrophic bacteria and fungi respectively, having same alphabet are statistically the same (n = 25, ANOVA, P ˂ 0.05). Soil was monitored and evaluated for 120 days for culturable heterotrophic and hydrocarbon utilizing bacteria and fungi populations, and residual total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH). factors such as non-availability of conventional building materials, cost of transportation, ... affordable buildings in the riverine rural Niger delta communities. Treatments were monitored for 120 days to determine their effects on the following growth parameters: Germination, germination percentage, height, and root length, dry weight, and leaf area. This large taxon includes many well known medically and environmentally important groups. Bioaugmentation + addition of a surfactant was applied as the combined treatment. 0000018860 00000 n Soil microbial community composition in the restoration zone also differed significantly from those in the petroleum exploitation zone and tidal zone. It has a greater percentage of silt, a clay foundation and large swamps. involved in the struggle, from the perspectives of the Nigerian State, the Niger Delta communities, and the oil Companies. Results of analysis indicate that about $669 billion was generated from the sales of crude oil between 1970 and 2010. 67%. 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