Assessment of Pollution Potential and Chemical Interaction of Polybrominated Bdiphenyl Ethers (PBDES) On Soil and Bitter Leaf Around E-Waste Dumpsite in Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria

Abstract

Pollution potential and chemical interaction of polybrominated diphenyls ethers (PBDEs) in the soil and plant around e-waste dumpsite were evaluated via integration. The results showed that positive pollution potential were high up to 5.250 at depth 20 – 30 cm (BDE- 25). Below detectable pollution potential and chemical interaction was detected for soil, leaf and root across month. The total BDE congeners for both control and studied soil ranged from 29.84 – 3,049.34 ng/g and that for control and impacted plant ranged from 12.48 – 99.21 ng/g. The concentration of PBDEs across depth showed no definite trends, but there was a significant difference when the control and studied soil were compared. The pollution potential and chemical interaction of control and plant around e-waste showed no remarkable difference.  The positive pollution potential and chemical interaction were dominated at the lower polybrominated diphenyl ethers congener than the higher congeners.

Citation: Eyenubo, O.B.; 2Ogonegbu C. A.; Egharevba, F.; Osakwe, S. A. (2022) Assessment of Pollution Potential and Chemical Interaction of Polybrominated Bdiphenyl Ethers (PBDES) On Soil and Bitter Leaf Around E-Waste Dumpsite in Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria, International Journal of Environment and Pollution Research, Vol.10, No.2 pp.50-67

 

Keywords: Bitter Leaf, PBDEs, Pollution potential, Soil, chemical interaction, e-waste

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/ijepr.13/vo10.n2pp7794

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 77-94 (Download PDF)

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