Molecular Cell Biologist Rob van Spanning in Niger Delta contamination publication

Rob van Spanning and student Juami van Gils (Department of Molecular Cell Biology, AIMMS) participated in a study of the IUCN Niger Delta Panel. In this study, international research teams of remediation experts and scientists examined the most effective way to break down hydrocarbon in oil contaminated soil in the Niger Delta.

08/15/2017 | 1:55 PM

Landfarming amendments to improve bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in Niger Delta soils were compared. The treatments were successful in removing up to 53% of the total petroleum hydrocarbon in the soil within 16 weeks. A comparison between treatments demonstrated that most were no more effective than agricultural fertilizer addition alone, according to the article published online in Science of Total Environment (April 2017). 

For the IUCN announcement please visit the IUNC website.

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