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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2019, 1(8); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2019.010801.

Research Progress of Oil Pollution on Soil Based on Bibliometric Analysis


Xu Tiansi, Hu Jincheng, Wang Lin

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Wang Lin

Henan University, Kaifeng Henan 475004, China
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Oil, one of the main energy resources of current society, has been applied in various fields, including agriculture, communications and transportation industries. However, because of the limited mining technology, corrosion and leakage of transportation pipelines, it causes harm for the environment. So it is necessary to fully and deeply understand the research progress, frontier and development trends of oil pollution on soil in the world. In this paper, we utilize bibliometric analysis to analyze oil pollution on soil and choose the core database of Web of Science to retrieve literatures from 1986 to 2018 for quantitative analysis. Besides, we also take advantage of VOSviewer to do visual analysis and obtain the Co-word network visualization map. The results suggest: (1) International research began in the early 21st century and the number of publications has grown steadily every year. (2) The highest number of published documents in the world is ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH. The average comprehensive impact factor of foreign journals is around 2.754. (3) Studies by Jacob, Daniel J are the highest number of citations internationally. (4) The proportion of basic subjects around the world is very high and the distribution of disciplines in the world is more diverse. (5) The institution with the highest number of documents in the world is CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES from China, and the highest number ofaverage citation per paper is the COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH CSIR INDIA from India. (6) International research focuses on bioremediation technologies, including phytoremediation and microbial remediation. In short, recent and future research trends and priorities are still bioremediation technologies for oil pollution on soil. This study provides reliable reference for the government to regulate policies and further protect our environment.


soil; oil pollution; bibliometric; Web of science; VOSviewer

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Xu Tiansi, Hu Jincheng, Wang Lin. Research Progress of Oil Pollution on Soil Based on Bibliometric Analysis. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2019) Vol. 1 Issue 8: 1-13. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2019.010801.


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