International Journal of Ecotoxicology and Ecobiology

Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017

  • Ultimate Biodegradation of Industrial Detergent Used in the Upstream Sector of the Nigeria Petroleum Industry in Freshwater, Brackish and Marine Water

    Renner Renner Nrior, Lucky Odokuma, Elizabeth Tete

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017
    Pages: 134-144
    Received: 19 May 2017
    Accepted: 22 June 2017
    Published: 22 September 2017
    Abstract: Ultimate biodegradability of Industrial detergent; Teepol and Gamazyme used in the upstream sector of the Nigeria petroleum industry were investigated in fresh, brackish and marine water systems. The methodology of ultimate biodegradability estimated from the ratio of Biochemical Oxygen Demand to Chemical Oxygen Demand was used to determine biodegr... Show More
  • Evaluating the Toxicity Effect of Euphorbia Contifolia on Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) at Field Condition

    Alemayehu Gela, Taye Negara

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017
    Pages: 145-149
    Received: 18 August 2017
    Accepted: 30 August 2017
    Published: 26 September 2017
    Abstract: The recent decline of honey bee population raises speculations from different angles. Exposure to poisoning substances is proposed as prime factor for honeybee deaths and colony reduction. Euphorbia contifolia, commonly known as “key abeba” is suspected as poisonousplant to honeybees and other animals in different regions of Ethiopia. An attempt wa... Show More
  • Evaluation of Metabolites of Clarias gariepinus Exposed to Sub-Lethal Concentrations of Oilfield Wastewater

    Nedie Patience Akani, Adaobi Patricia Ugbomeh, Ugwemorubong Ujagwung Gabriel

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017
    Pages: 150-157
    Received: 20 March 2017
    Accepted: 31 October 2017
    Published: 25 November 2017
    Abstract: Twenty-eight adult Clarias gariepinus (mean weight 205 ± 12.89g SD; mean length; 31.13 ± 3.82cm SD) were exposed to various concentrations (0. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60%) in quadruplicates of an oilfield wastewater and were investigated for its responses on metabolites in tissue (plasma, gill, liver, kidney and muscle) samples after 28 days. The re... Show More
  • Adsorption of Toxic Ni (II) from an Aqueous Solution by Bentonite

    Soad Mohamed Sallam, Abeer El-Saharty, Abdel-Moniem Ahmed

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017
    Pages: 158-165
    Received: 16 August 2017
    Accepted: 28 August 2017
    Published: 30 November 2017
    Abstract: In this study, the adsorption potential of bentonite for removal of Ni(II) ions from wastewater has been investigated. The study involves batch type experiments to investigate the effect of initial concentration, adsorbent dose, agitation speed, contact time, temperature and pH of the solution on adsorption process and the optimum conditions were e... Show More
  • A Case Study on Importance of Salt Recovery Plant in Textile Dyeing Industry

    Israt Zerin, Md. Rasel

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017
    Pages: 166-171
    Received: 2 November 2017
    Accepted: 17 November 2017
    Published: 13 December 2017
    Abstract: This study reveals recover salt from waste water as saline water, application of salty or saline water on dyeing of cotton fabric with reactive dyes and compare it with the samples dyed using ground water, compare the spectro photometric evaluation, color fastness to wash and rubbing. This study is done in the laboratory of Niagra Textiles Ltd. Ban... Show More
  • Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (Pahs) in Hardwood, Palmwood and Softwood - Smoked Fish

    Ezike Christopher Onyemaechi, Ohen Jessica Ndudi, Echor Felix Okaliwe

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2017
    Pages: 178-181
    Received: 11 December 2017
    Accepted: 28 December 2017
    Published: 11 January 2018
    Abstract: Three types of woods were investigated; hard wood HWS Mahogany (Mellicae), soft wood SWS Bamboo (Mycapella) and oil palm wood PWS Elaeis guineensis to smoke African catfish Clarias gariepinus. The Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the experimental fish were extracted using solvents and Ultrasonication and were analyzed for 15 Polycyclic Ar... Show More