Ojuri, Oluwapelumi O. and Ola, Samuel A. and Fadugba, Olaolu G. and Uduebor, Micheal A. (2014) SITE REMEDIATION IN NIGERIA: PROVEN AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES (RECOVERY OF FREE HYDROCARBON FROM SOIL/GROUNDWATER). GEOMATE-Brisbane. pp. 1-7.

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This research is concerned with geo-environmental impact assessment and remediation of contaminated soil/groundwater. The specific study site is Baruwa community (Latitude 06˚ 35' 12'' N, Longitude 03˚ 16' 21'' E), in Alimosho Local government area of Lagos state, Nigeria. The estimated 65,000 people of Baruwa own about 350 hand dug wells for domestic water supply; more than 200 of these wells are at present, under lock and key because of the oil seepage from leaking underground NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) pipeline. The Geoenvironmental Engineering research group in F.U.T.Akure, started Geoenvironmental site assessment, geotechnical, background and natural attenuation studies for the site in 2006. This has enabled delineation of the contaminated zone. Eight (8) hydrocarbon recovery/monitoring wells (W16, W17, W18, W19, W20, W42, W43, and W44) and two bore holes (W401 and W402) were used for the pilot recovery test. Existing contaminated water supply wells were used as hydrocarbon recovery/monitoring wells to minimize cost. Two boreholes were installed for soil vapour extracting and gas surveys in addition to the eight existing wells within the 100m x 100m designated pilot test area. We have already established that water supply wells are covered by pure phase leaking hydrocarbon products from the underground pipes. Tested well waters had been found to be as much as 95 percent petrol and up to 600 mm thickness of free hydrocarbon product on top of the ground water. Volumetric characterization of the pure phase hydrocarbon using Oil/Water Interface meter/ areal measurements and monitoring together with assessment of various technologies (Natural Attenuation, In Situ Chemical Oxidation and Bioremediation) for remediation was implemented for this site.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Petroleum hydrocarbon, Volumetric characterization, Remediation, Pilot test, Innovative Technologies
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Oluwafunmilola Bankole
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2020 13:31
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2020 13:31

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