THE IMPACT OF SOIL AND WATER POLLUTION ON FOOD SAMPLE IN NIGER-DELTA REGION, NIGERIA

  • M. O. Aremu Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
  • L. A. Jimoda Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
  • E. O. Obanijesu Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria
Keywords: Soil Pollution, Food crops, Water Pollution, Niger-Delta, Petroleum

Abstract

Through the on-going petroleum exploitation and exploration activities at niger-delta region of Nigeria, heavy metals and hydrocarbons have been transported to nearby farms and surface waters within the region. This study investigated the levels of pollution and various likely environmental havocs. Samples of processed food, unprocessed food and river waters were taken from three locations, processed and analyzed for hydrocarbon and heavy metal contents. The results showed a linear correlation of the concentration of the hydrocarbon and heavy metals content with the sites of crude oil processing.

Author Biographies

M. O. Aremu, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria

Department of Chemical Engineering

L. A. Jimoda, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria

Department of Chemical Engineering

E. O. Obanijesu, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria

Department of Chemical Engineering

Published
2007-02-07
How to Cite
Aremu, M., Jimoda, L., & Obanijesu, E. (2007). THE IMPACT OF SOIL AND WATER POLLUTION ON FOOD SAMPLE IN NIGER-DELTA REGION, NIGERIA. LAUTECH Journal of Engineering and Technology, 4(1), 48-52. Retrieved from http://laujet.com/index.php/laujet/article/view/191
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