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Carrier mounted bacterial consortium facilitates oil remediation in the marine environment

Overview of attention for article published in Bioresource Technology, April 2013
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Title
Carrier mounted bacterial consortium facilitates oil remediation in the marine environment
Published in
Bioresource Technology, April 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.01.152
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Keryn L. Simons, Petra J. Sheppard, Eric M. Adetutu, Krishna Kadali, Albert L. Juhasz, Mike Manefield, Priyangshu M. Sarma, Banwari Lal, Andrew S. Ball

Abstract

Marine oil pollution can result in the persistent presence of weathered oil. Currently, removal of weathered oil is reliant on chemical dispersants and physical removal, causing further disruption. In contrast few studies have examined the potential of an environmentally sustainable method using a hydrocarbon degrading microbial community attached to a carrier. Here, we used a tank mesocosm system (50 l) to follow the degradation of weathered oil (10 g l(-1)) using a bacterial consortium mobilised onto different carrier materials (alginate or shell grit). GCMS analysis demonstrated that the extent of hydrocarbon degradation was dependent upon the carrier material. Augmentation of shell grit with nutrients and exogenous hydrocarbon degraders resulted in 75±14% removal of >C32 hydrocarbons after 12 weeks compared to 20±14% for the alginate carrier. This study demonstrated the effectiveness of a biostimulated and bioaugmented carrier material to degrade marine weathered oil.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 3%
Canada 1 3%
Unknown 31 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 33%
Researcher 7 21%
Student > Master 4 12%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 5 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 36%
Environmental Science 7 21%
Engineering 3 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Other 4 12%
Unknown 5 15%

Attention Score in Context

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#9,669,447
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Outputs from Bioresource Technology
#3,143
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#93,967
of 134,690 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Bioresource Technology
#63
of 69 outputs
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