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Title: Used-Oil Generation and Its Disposal along East-West Road, Port Harcourt Nigeria

Environmental Pollution from anthropogenic activities has contributed greatly towards the loss of biodiversity, and some organisms are at the verge of extinction and total extermination. Used oil as one of the wastes from automobile engines have contribute immensely towards the degradation of the environment and the problem of this has been traced to the poor handling of used oil and the ignorance of the major disposers of this used-oil. Out of 20 automobile mechanics interviewed in this study, 60% admitted that they dispose of used-oil on the land, 30% said that they sell it and only 10% acknowledge that they reuse it. On the issue of awareness about recycling, 50% admitted that they are aware, 30% claimed ignorance while 20% do not see the need for recycling. While considering storage method, 55% said that they do not store used oil, 25% store it in a metal drum, and 20% store in plastic drum. The mechanics estimated that about 418 cars are serviced weekly and a total of 1628.50 litres of used-oil are produced. For this result it is worth knowing that indiscriminate disposal of used oil as is commonly observed in our society can be of great environmental concern.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22504552
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: International Journal of Waste Resources; Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: PUBLISHER-ID: 2252-5211.1000195; Copyright: (c) 2016 Zitte LF, et al.; This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
Indonesia
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; AUTOMOBILES; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; HARBORS; METALS; NIGERIA; PETROLEUM; PLASTICS; RECYCLING; SPECIES DIVERSITY