Christian N. Madu's research while affiliated with Pace University and other places

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The aim of this Special Issue is to facilitate environmental decision making by considering the natural environment, as well as social, political, economic, and governance issues [...]
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Phytoremediation has widely been recognised as an ecosystem friendly and effective technique for soil remediation. However, this method is generally slow, and most plants used for phytoextraction are incapable of thriving in crude oil polluted soils with high concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbon. Hence, organic stimulants were developed for acce...
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Phytoremediation has widely been recognised as an ecosystem friendly and effective technique for soil remediation. However, this method is generally slow, and most plants used for phytoextraction are incapable of thriving in crude oil polluted soils with high concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbon. Hence, organic stimulants were developed for acce...
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Phytoremediation has widely been recognised as an eco-system friendly and effective technique for soil remediation. However, this method is generally slow, and most plants used for phytoextraction are incapable of thriving in crude oil polluted soils with high concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbon. Hence, organic stimulants were developed for acc...
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Petroleum hydrocarbon (PH) contamination of soils remains a major threat to environmental health and food security. A two-years phytoremediation study was conducted on a crude oil polluted soil to assess changes in soil total petroleum hydrocarbon concentration (TPHsoil) following use of pawpaw seed powder (PSP), moringa seed powder (MSP) and their...

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... For the past two decades, phytoextraction has been rapidly gaining popularity around the world. In general, this method has been used to recover heavy metals rather than organics (Aliku et al., 2021). Oil spills are often concentrated in a significantly smaller amount of plant matter at the time of disposal than in the initially contaminated soil or silt. ...
... The superior clay content in the control could be credited to a higher rate of weathering relative to the other sampled points. The trend in particle size distribution observed in the control point is similar to the results of Aiyelari et al. (2019) and Aliku et al. (2021). Although the bulk density was generally low in all the sampled points, the superior value obtained at the midsection relative to the upstream and downstream could be due to its superior organic matter and high sand contents. ...