hydrocarbon treatment bacteria Articles

  • Adapter bacteria control oil spill in bulk

    Introduction Microbac was called in to advise on a required treatment for an integrated bulk oil handling facility and sea-land terminal, receiving, storing and shipping a wide variety of liquid fuels, inorganic chemicals and petrochemicals, many of which are toxic to microorganisms. The variable and complex waste streams from tank truck cleaning, ballast and tank cleaning discharges from ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons through landfarming: Are simplicity and cost-effectiveness the only advantages?

    The biological removal of petroleum products using landfarming has been applied commercially in large scale with relative success. The technology has been widely used due to its simplicity and cost-effectiveness. However, together with these advantages, there are physical, chemical and biological aspects of the technology that can hamper the remediation process. The dominant pollutant removal ...


    By Springer

  • Biodegradation of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) in Jordanian petroleum sludge

    Bioremediation, or the use of micro-organisms to decontaminate soil or groundwater, is being increasingly seen as an effective, environment-friendly treatment for oil-contaminated sites. In this study, the results are presented concerning a laboratory screening of several natural bacterial consortia and laboratory tests to establish the performance in degradation of hydrocarbons contained in oily ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The BIOZO process – a biofilm system combined with ozonation: occurrence of xenobiotic organic micro-pollutants in and removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and nitrogen from landfill leachate

    We present an assessment of xenobiotic organic micro-pollutants (XOM) occurrence and removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in a novel biofilm system combined with ozonation, the BIOZO concept, treating partly stabilised landfill leachate. A novel, staged moving-bed biofilm reactor (SMBBR) design was implemented in laboratory- and pilot-scale, and the PAHs removal efficiency of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of laundry wastewater by biological and electrocoagulation methods

    The present study describes an improvement in the current electrocoagulation treatment process and focuses on a comparative study for the clean-up of laundry wastewater (LWW) after each wash and rinse cycle by biological and electrocoagulation treatment methods. For biological treatment, the wastewater was treated with a Bacillus strain of aerobic bacteria especially suited for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Multispecies acute toxicity evaluation of wastewaters from different treatment stages in a coking wastewater‐treatment plant

    Coking wastewater contributes approximately 5% of the total discharge volume of industrial wastewaters every year in China. The toxicity of coking wastewater to aquatic organisms is still unknown. The authors evaluated the toxicity of wastewater from different treatment stages in a coking wastewater treatment plant, South China, using 5 test species belonging to different trophic levels: ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Evaluation of Microbial Communities Colonizing Stone Ballasts at Diesel Depots

    In this study, we evaluated the heterotrophic microbial communities colonising stone ballasts at diesel depots. The number of bacteria (both total culturable heterotrophic bacteria and hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria) was proportional to the level of hydrocarbon contamination. However, there was no significant difference in the level of total culturable heterotrophs (TCHs) and the hydrocarbon ...


    By Springer

  • Petrol and heating oil bioremediation using EU70 (case study)

    As a result of an accident a tanker lost its load of petrol and heating fuel. A large quantity of fuel approximately 2000 litres soaked into the soil. Analyses revealed that the average level of hydrocarbons present was in the order of 0.55 %. The pollution affected an area of 100 m2 and to a depth of 0.6 m. Our goal was to reduce hydrocarbon levels to the lowest possible value in order to ...


    By Bio Systems Europe

  • Application of multiple geochemical markers to investigate organic pollution in a dynamic coastal zone

    Multiple geochemical markers, including aliphatic hydrocarbons (n‐alkanes), linear alkylbenzenes (LABs), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), were employed to relate sediment organic chemical pollution in the coastal zone off South China to socioeconomic development there. Concentrations of Σn‐C15‐35 (n‐alkanes with 15–35 carbon atoms), ΣLAB (sum of C10 to C13 LABs), and Σ26PAH (sum of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • An Honest Assessment of the Environmental Biotech Industry

    Dr Tony Brooke of CBIO gives an honest opinion of the current state of the Environmental Biotechnology industry and how it is perceived by potential customers What is the role targeted bioaugmentation has in optimising treatment plant operation? Risking an unfair ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Environmentally Friendly Elimination of the World`s Contaminants

    About UltraZymeUltraZyme is a highly concentrated, proprietary blend of selected natural micro-organisms, essential nutrients, and synergists which help degrade the high concentrations of fat, grease, oil, blood, floating matter, and organic matter found in processing wastes from a number of sources. Possible applications include meat plants, (poultry, fish, beef, pork, etc.) oil spills, ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • A Pilot Study Using HRCTM to Enhance Bioremediation of CAHs.

    ABSTRACT: The effect of Hydrogen Release Compound (HRCTM) in enhancing the anaerobic bioremediation of chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons (CAHs) was observed in a single well pilot study. HRC is a proprietary, environmentally safe, food quality, polylactate ester formulated for the slow release of lactic acid upon hydration. Microbes metabolize the lactic acid releases by HRC and produce ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Peroxygen Mediated Bioremediation of MTBE.

    ABSTRACT: Evidence is mounting, from laboratory and field studies, that oxygen plays a role in the bioremediation of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). Our experience with a number of commercial applications of peroxygen, in the form of Oxygen Release Compound (ORCâ), correlates the provision of enhanced aerobic conditions with enhanced MTBE biodegradation. Subsequent laboratory and field ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Consideration of the Effects of Remediation Technologies on Natural Attenuation.

    ABSTRACT: We have long understood and continue to improve our understanding of the geochemical conditions that favor biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons. Over the last several years our understanding of the conditions that are necessary for and/or promote reductive dechlorination of chlorinated hydrocarbons has improved substantially. Over this time in situ remediation technologies have ...


    By REGENESIS

  • What do oil sands and shale gas have in common? Acute need for sustainable water management solutions

    The world’s appetite for fossil fuels is not abating anytime soon, and the alternatives fall short. Nuclear energy makes people uneasy, coal is perceived as not being that clean, hydroelectric requires massive capital outlays, solar is still improving and the wind just doesn’t always blow. For the foreseeable future, North Americans have embraced the idea that expanded production of ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Nanobite remediates boyne river oil spill - Case study

    On the 6 September 2007, an oil spill from a fuel dump leaks into the beautiful Boyne River, County Louth, Ireland. Local wild fowl and their nesting areas are endangered, as is the local water supply. The coastguards deploy conventional booms to contain the spill but decide against the use of conventional chemical detergents because of the obvious damage to flora and fauna. ...


    By Slick Solutions

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