Medicon Agriculture & Environmental Sciences (ISSN: 2972-2691)

Review Article

Volume 6 Issue 4

Petroleum Refineries and Environment: Lignin Based Aerogels Oil Spill Treatment

Kerenhappuch Isaac Umaru1*, Isaac John Umaru1 and Gabriel Victor Odeleye2
1Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Health Sciences, Federal University of Wukari
2Department Biochemistry, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Federal University of Wukari

*Corresponding Author: Kerenhappuch Isaac Umaru, Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Health Sciences, Federal University of Wukari.

Published: April 08, 2024

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Lignin is a three-dimensional, amorphous polymer that forms a network within the plant cell wall. Thus, Oil spills have significant economic impacts on various industries, particularly those dependent on fisheries and tourism. Contaminated fishing grounds result in damaged or destroyed fishing fleets, ecology and long-term contamination. Ultimately, effective and sustainable oil spill cleanup methods play a critical role in mitigating the environmental and economic impacts of oil spills, as well as in promoting the long-term health and resilience of affected ecosystems. the concept of lignin-based aerogels as a potential solution for petroleum refineries oil spill treatment, as well as a sustainable solution for the cleanup. Therefore, research can focus on further optimizing the properties of lignin-based aerogels to enhance their oil sorption capacity, porosity, and mechanical strength. This can be achieved through modifications in processing parameters such as solvent choice, drying methods, and cross-linking techniques.

Keywords: Petroleum; Refineries; Lignin; Aerogels; Oil; Treatment