Bioremediation of Diesel Contaminated Water Using Indigenous Hydrocarbon Degrading Bacteria

Authors(3) :-Tudararo-Aherobo Laurelta, Iritare Mudiaga, Ogeleka Doris Fovwe

Petroleum-based refined products such as diesel, kerosene, petrol are the major source of energy for industry and daily life. Accidental spills and leakages occur regularly during the re?ning, transport, and storage of petroleum products. Bioremediation of diesel contaminated water was studied using indigenous degrading bacteria isolated from hydrocarbon contaminated soils obtained from automobile mechanic workshops located at Effurun, Delta State. Four (4) bacteria isolates with high diesel biodegradability potential assessed by turbidity measurement were used for the diesel bioremediation study. The bacteria isolates used for the test were identified as, Acetobacter sp, Staphylococcus sp, Marinococcus sp, and Acinetobacter sp. The test microcosms were incubated for two weeks at 28 ± 2oC. Oil & grease concentrations, bacteria count, pH and turbidity were monitored weekly to assess the biodegradation of the diesel. At the end of the test duration, Acetobacter sp. recorded the highest percentage diesel biodegradation (77.57%) for the 5% diesel experimental set up. Similarly, Acinetobacter sp. recorded the highest percentage diesel biodegradation (81.34%) for the 10% experimental set up. Both residual diesel concentrations obtained are below the DPR recommended limit of 10 mg/L for oil & grease in inland waters. Thus, Acetobacter sp. and Acinetobacter sp. could be used to effectively bioaugment the bioremediation process of diesel contaminated waters within a short period of time.

Authors and Affiliations

Tudararo-Aherobo Laurelta
Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, Nigeria
Iritare Mudiaga
Department of Environmental Management and Toxicology, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, Nigeria
Ogeleka Doris Fovwe
Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State. Nigeria

Bioremediation, Diesel, Polluted Water, Indigenous, Hydrocarbon Degrading Bacteria

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-02-28
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Tudararo-Aherobo Laurelta, Iritare Mudiaga, Ogeleka Doris Fovwe, " Bioremediation of Diesel Contaminated Water Using Indigenous Hydrocarbon Degrading Bacteria", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.352-360, January-February-2017.
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