publication . Doctoral thesis . 2008

Hydrocarbon removal with constructed wetlands

Eke, Paul Emeka;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: The University of Edinburgh
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Wetlands have long played a significant role as natural purification systems, and have been effectively used to treat domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater. However, very little is known about the biochemical processes involved, and the use of constructed treatment wetlands in the removal of petroleum aromatic hydrocarbons from produced and/or processed water. Wastewaters from the oil industry contain aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (ortho, meta and para isomers), which are highly soluble, neurotoxic and cause cancer. The components of the hydrocarbon and the processes of its transformation, metabolism and degra...
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