Biostimulation potentials of saw dust and cow blood on a spent engine oil polluted soil
Keywords:Biostimulation potential, Cow blood, Saw dust, Spent engine oil
The study was carried out to examine the biostimulatory effect of saw dust and cow blood on remediation of soil polluted with spent engine oil. A completely randomized design with four treatments and three replicates each were used; three rates of saw dust and 1 litre of blood was applied to crude oil polluted soils. The results for soil physicochemical parameters showed significant variations (P < 0.05) as the levels of total organic carbon, total petroleum hydrocarbon, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and nitrogen increased 2 weeks after pollution but decreased 4weeks after remediation. The bacteria count at two weeks after pollution was (1.4 × 103
to 21.07 × 103) but increased at 4 weeks after remediation to (1.67 × 103 to 80.13 × 103 ). This study showed improved soil physicochemical properties after the application of saw dust and cow blood as biostimulatory agents on the soil polluted with spent engine oil.