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Biodegradation of oily wastes and sludges

Lee, L. B. and Omar, J. and Simmathiri, R. and Mat, Hanapi and Idris, Ani and Emby, F. and Norbib, Normah (1997) Biodegradation of oily wastes and sludges. In: Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering 1997 in conjunction with 13th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers, 13-15 October 1997, Hyatt Regency, Johor, Malaysia.

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Improper disposal of petroleum hydrocarbons can cause hazardous effects to both the environment and life. Used and unused oils from several sources contribute to the problems of oil contamination in the environment. Physico-chemical treatment methods are not completely effective as the emission of secondary wastes such as wastes gases and sludges are in the concern. Biodegradation which utilizing microorganisms is therefore an environmentally sound alternative. A case study on microbial isolation and screening of various oily contaminated samples showed that Pseudomonas sp. and Vibrio sp. were present in all oil samples. It was found that the degradation rates depend on incubation temperature.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:biodegradation, oil pollution, oily wastes and sludges, petroleum hydrocarbons, physico-chemical treatment
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:4705
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:17 Dec 2007 09:02
Last Modified:27 Aug 2017 01:31

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