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Heavy metal removal from petroleum oily sludge using lemon scented geraniums

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Heavy metal removal from petroleum oily sludge using lemon scented geraniums

Badawieh, Ammar (2005) Heavy metal removal from petroleum oily sludge using lemon scented geraniums. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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One major problem facing the petroleum industry today is to find an acceptable approach to manage oily sludge generated during the petroleum processes. Scented Geraniums (Pelargonium sp. 'Frensham') have demonstrated a great ability to survive rough conditions (poor soil, high/low temperatures, high heavy metals concentrations, low water content, etc.). Subsequently, an investigation using Scented Geraniums was performed in a series of pots containing oily sludge where heavy metal concentrations were artificially increased up to 2000 ppm. In a period of 50 days, plants were grown in two systems: (1) oily sludge-soil, and (2) oily sludge-soil-compost. The study took place in greenhouse facilities under the following parameters: 12 h light, 28--34/20{493}C temperature day/night, and around 30 to 40% relative humidity. During the investigation period, soil was sampled periodically and subjected to physico-chemical analyses. The results showed differences related to the sludge system and type of heavy metal.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Badawieh, Ammar
Pagination: xiii, 102 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date:2005
Thesis Supervisor(s):Elektorowicz, Maria
ID Code:8559
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:28
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 15:23
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