Environmental Nano-remediation in Nigeria: A Review of its potentials

  • Chukwuma Chris Okonkwo Department of Agric & Bioresources Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, P.M.B. 5025 Awka, Nigeria
  • Francis Edoziuno Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, P.M.B. 5025 Awka, Nigeria
  • Louis Chukwuemeka Orakwe Department of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, P.M.B. 5025 Awka, Nigeria
Keywords: Nanoremediation, Environmental Contamination, Nanoparticles, Nanotechnology


Pollution of the environment is one of the most pressing problems confronting developing nations such as Nigeria and the world at large. Due to the unchecked quest for infrastructural and technological development, we have continuously explored and exploited our natural resources, paying little or no attention to the impact of these exploitations on our ecological environment. This negligence has resulted in some severe environmental degradation and the conventional methods previously employed in addressing these issues are no longer efficient, thus there is need for novel, innovative, advanced and efficient environmental remediation alternatives. Nanotechnology offers such alternatives and although most countries are embracing the idea, Nigeria is yet to fully explore this alternative. This paper seeks to throw more light on the application of nanotechnology as viable technique in remediating polluted soil and marine environment in Nigeria.




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Okonkwo CC, Edoziuno F, Orakwe LC. Environmental Nano-remediation in Nigeria: A Review of its potentials . Alger. J. Eng. Technol. [Internet]. 2020Dec.28 [cited 2022Jun.24];30:043-57. Available from: https://www.jetjournal.org/index.php/ajet/article/view/57