RECENT ADVANCES IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OF OIL POLLUTED SURFACE AND GROUNDWATER IN THE NIGERIAN CONTEXT

  • Joshua Ighalo University of Ilorin
  • Adewale George Adeniyi University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • Kevin Shegun Otoikhian Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Edo University, Iyamho, Nigeria https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5736-8584

Resumo

Over the years, Nigerian researchers in environmental engineering and chemistry have been evaluating a variety of technologies for the remediation of petroleum industry polluted surface and groundwater. In this mini-review, the recent advances in this regard over the past two years were evaluated. This was done as an appraisal of research efforts to understand the current research trend and gain a proper perspective of the required/needed future approach in the research area. It was observed that most studies are still focusing on evaluating the problems instead of finding actual solutions. Development of workable and novel solutions are urgently needed. It can be in the form of better remediation techniques or via the development of alternative technologies for utilizing the waste/pollutant materials. The paper has given a clear opinion on the progress of environmental protection and sustainability in the Nigerian context. The environmental regulations scenario in the country is marred by malpractices and corruption more stringent policy enforcement will help in the achievement of environmental protection.

Downloads

Não há dados estatísticos.
Publicado
2020-09-04
Como Citar
IGHALO, J.; ADENIYI, A. G.; OTOIKHIAN, K. S. RECENT ADVANCES IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OF OIL POLLUTED SURFACE AND GROUNDWATER IN THE NIGERIAN CONTEXT. The Journal of Engineering and Exact Sciences, v. 6, n. 3, p. 0416-0420, 4 set. 2020.
Seção
General Articles