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A process for detecting benzo[a]pyrene in polluted aquatic environments

Annie Christianus. (2011) A process for detecting benzo[a]pyrene in polluted aquatic environments.

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Abstract

The present invention relates to a process for detecting benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) in polluted aquatic environments. The process comprising: preparing a plurality of treated fish; retaining some of the plurality of treated fish for a certain period as a control group; exposing rest of the plurality of treated fish for a certain period to a BaP-polluted environment; extracting materials from intestine of the plurality of treated fish; plating materials extracted from the previous step on Cetrimide Agar; and counting Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonies. The population of P. aeruginosa in the fish intestine is used in determining levels of pollutants especially BaP levels in aquatic environments.

Item Type:Patent
Keyword:Pollutant detection; Aquatic; Benzo[a]pyrene
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Agriculture
Application Number:PI2011005383
Filing Date:2011-11-08
ID Code:33127
Deposited By: Suzila Mohamad Kasim
Deposited On:23 Dec 2014 17:18
Last Modified:23 Dec 2014 17:18

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