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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 413-421
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.506.048


Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Live Synergistic Bacteria as a Bioremediation agent for selected Heavy Metals in Soils in Apapa-Lagos
G.I. Oyet and P. Audu*
1Environment, Health, Safety and Quality department, Oando marketing Plc, Apapa, Lagos state, Nigeria
2Environment, Health, Safety and Quality department, Oando marketing Plc, Onne Terminal, Rivers state, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The effectiveness of live synergistic bacteria as a bio-remediation agent for heavy metals such as arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, mercury, lead, nickel and zinc in soils in apapalagos was evaluated. Soil samples were taken from impacted stations and analysed for physico-chemical parameters and heavy metals selected. Diluted live synergistic bacteria was applied on the site and a lag period was allowed. After the lag period, post application soil samples were again taken from the established sampling station and analysed for the selected parameters. Sampling and analysis were in accordance with standard procedures. The results show that live synergistic bacteria was able to adjust the soil pH, the electrical conductivity and total organic content but was not effective in adjusting heavy the metals for which it was tested within the limits of experimental errors.


Keywords: Bio-remediation, live synergistic bacteria, heavy metal, soil, contamination, sampling, analysis.
 
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Oyet, G.I.,  and Audu, P. 2016.  Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Live Synergistic Bacteria as a Bioremediation agent for selected Heavy Metals in Soils in Apapa-Lagos.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 413-421. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.506.048