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Chemical Oxidation Of Oil Polluted Well In Baruwa Area Of Lagos State By The Use Of Potassium Permanganate

Volume 1 - Issue 3, September 2017 Edition
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Author(s)
Oluwalope, M. T, Ajayi, O. O.
Keywords
chemical oxidation, oil pollution, potassium permanganate, well.
Abstract
Oil spill in Baruwa was majorly caused by corrosion of pipeline from NNPC that runs through the community. The water sample used for this research was collected from Ajayi’s well in Baruwa area of Lagos State. Several litres of oil had already being pumped out of the wells by Geotechnical Staff of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH) was evaluated. KMnO4 solution of different molarities was prepared: 0.010, 0.032, 0.063, 0.158, 0.316 M. It was observed that all the molarities oxidized the water sample but 0.010 M KMnO4 oxidized faster than the rest and gave a better result in the Laboratory.
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