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Biodegradation of hydrocarbon sludge by pseudomonas sp.strain UPM-KV


Wasoh @ Mohamad Isa, Helmi and Veeraswamy, Kesavan and Gunasekaran, Baskaran and Abd. Shukor, Mohd. Yunus (2019) Biodegradation of hydrocarbon sludge by pseudomonas sp.strain UPM-KV. Journal of Environmental Microbiology and Toxicology, 7 (1). pp. 10-15. ISSN 2289-5906


Ahydrocarbon-utilizing microorganism isolated locallywas characterized and investigated. This study involved standard biochemical tests and investigation of the bacterial growth based on the uptake of carbon and nitrogen source, temperature and optimum pH growth. The bacterium was found to be a Gram-negative rod, non-motile property with unique property to degrade hydrocarbon sludge. By using diesel as sole carbon source the bacterium was found to be an aerobe as further proven by the oxidase testing. The optimum conditions for the growth was found to be at 30 °C and pH 6.8 with optimum diesel concentration, 1% (v/v). The bacterium ideally used ammonium sulfate as source of nitrogen and was identified as Pseudomonas sp.strain UPM-KV. The ability of this bacterium to efficiently grow on hydrocarbon sludge makes the bacterium an important tool for bioremediation of this toxic sludge that contains high concentration of heavy metals.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Publisher: Hibiscus
Keywords: Hydrocarbon-utilizing; Pseudomonas sp.; Hydrocarbon sludge; Heavy metals
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 22:11
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2020 22:11
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/80816
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