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Trace Metal Levels and Nutrient Characteristics of Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil Amended with Biochar–Humus Sediment Slurry

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International Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research (ICEESR), University of Uyo, Uyo 520001, Nigeria
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Department of Chemistry, University of Uyo, Uyo 520001, Nigeria
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College of New Energy and Environment, Jilin University, Changchun 130021, China
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Academic Editors: Salvatore Barreca and Santino Orecchio
Received: 13 May 2021 / Revised: 3 June 2021 / Accepted: 5 June 2021 / Published: 23 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Analysis of Trace Pollutants in Complex Matrices)
Biochar utilization for environmental remediation applications has become very popular. We investigated the trace metal levels and soil nutrient characteristics of a biochar–humus sediment slurry treatment of a simulated crude oil-contaminated soil in the present work. The results revealed that biochar prepared at moderate pyrolysis temperature (500 °C) could still retain a significantly higher nutrient content than those prepared at high temperatures (700 and 900 °C). Despite the suitability for soil treatment, one-pot treatment studies seem not to be very effective for monitoring trace metal sorption to biochar because trace metals do not biodegrade and remain in the system. View Full-Text
Keywords: trace metals; oil spill; nutrients; biochar; humus sediment slurry; remediation trace metals; oil spill; nutrients; biochar; humus sediment slurry; remediation
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Offiong, N.-A.O.; Inam, E.J.; Etuk, H.S.; Ebong, G.A.; Inyangudoh, A.I.; Addison, F. Trace Metal Levels and Nutrient Characteristics of Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil Amended with Biochar–Humus Sediment Slurry. Pollutants 2021, 1, 119-126. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/pollutants1030010

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Offiong N-AO, Inam EJ, Etuk HS, Ebong GA, Inyangudoh AI, Addison F. Trace Metal Levels and Nutrient Characteristics of Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil Amended with Biochar–Humus Sediment Slurry. Pollutants. 2021; 1(3):119-126. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/pollutants1030010

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Offiong, Nnanake-Abasi O., Edu J. Inam, Helen S. Etuk, Godwin A. Ebong, Akwaowo I. Inyangudoh, and Francis Addison. 2021. "Trace Metal Levels and Nutrient Characteristics of Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil Amended with Biochar–Humus Sediment Slurry" Pollutants 1, no. 3: 119-126. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/pollutants1030010

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