Remediation of soil and water contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbon: A review

  title={Remediation of soil and water contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbon: A review},
  author={Innocent Chukwunonso Ossai and Aziz Ahmed and Auwalu Hassan and Fauziah Shahul Hamid},
  journal={Environmental Technology and Innovation},
Abstract The global use of petroleum hydrocarbons for energy and raw materials in various applications has increased with extensive release of a wide variety of contaminants into the environment, affecting soil, surface water and groundwater. The effect results to numerous health, ecological and environmental issues. However, treatment of contamination and pollution caused by petroleum hydrocarbons is a huge and laborious work. It involves several in situ or ex situ treatments comprising… Expand
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