Ex-situ bioremediation of crude oil in soil, a comparative kinetic analysis

Mohajeri, L. and Aziz, H.A. and Isa, M.H. and Zahed, M.A. and Mohajeri, S. (2010) Ex-situ bioremediation of crude oil in soil, a comparative kinetic analysis. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 85 (1). pp. 54-58.

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Weathered crude oil (WCO) removals in shoreline sediment samples were monitored for 60 days in bioremediation experimentation. Experimental modeling was carried out using statistical design of experiments. At optimum conditions maximum of 83.13, 78.06 and 69.92% WCO removals were observed for 2, 16 and 30 g/kg initial oil concentrations, respectively. Significant variations in the crude oil degradation pattern were observed with respect to oil, nutrient and microorganism contents. Crude oil bioremediation were successfully described by a firstorder kinetic model. The study indicated that the rate of hydrocarbon biodegradation increased with decrease of crude oil concentrations.

Item Type:Article
Impact Factor:0.992
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biodegradation, Petroleum, Nutrients, Kinetic
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Academic Subject Three:petroleum engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:2688
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Mohamed Hasnain Isa
Deposited On:09 Aug 2010 08:36
Last Modified:20 Mar 2017 01:59

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