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Title: Drilling fluid base oil biodegradation potential of a soil Staphylococcus species
Authors: Nweke, C.O.
Okpokwasili, G.C.
ASFA Terms: Biodegradation
Oil spills
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Academic Journals
Citation: African Journal of Biotechnology, 2 (9), p. 293-295
Abstract: Staphylococcus sp. isolated from oil-contaminated soil was grown in 1% drilling fluid base oil, HDF-2000, as a sole source of carbon and energy. The organism has strong affinity for the substrate, growing at the rate of 0.16 h-1. It uses adherence and emulsification as mechanisms for oil uptake. In a nutrient-rich marine broth, base oil (up to 2.0% v/v) and glucose (up to 1.6% w/v) have no significant effect on the growth rates. This showed that the Staphylococcus sp. is a strong primary utilizer of the base oil and has potential for application in bioremediation processes involving oil-based drilling fluids.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1834/820
Related document: at http://www.academicjournals.org/AJB
ISSN: 684–5315
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