Enhanced biodegradation of used engine oil in soil amended with organic wastes

Abioye, P.O. and Abdul Raman, Abdul Aziz and Agamuthu, P. (2010) Enhanced biodegradation of used engine oil in soil amended with organic wastes. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 209 (1-4). pp. 173-179. ISSN 0049-6979,


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Three organic wastes (banana skin (BS), brewery spent grain (BSG), and spent mushroom compost (SMC)) were used for bioremediation of soil spiked with used engine oil to determine the potential of these organic wastes in enhancing biodegradation of used oil in soil. The rates of biodegradation of the oil were studied for a period of 84 days under laboratory conditions. Hydrocarbon-utilizing bacterial counts were high in all the organic waste-amended soil ranging between 10.2 x 10(6) and 80.5 x 10(6) CFU/g compared to unamended control soil throughout the 84 days of study. Oil-contaminated soil amended with BSG showed the highest reduction in total petroleum hydrocarbon with net loss of 26.76 in 84 days compared to other treatments. First-order kinetic model revealed that BSG was the best of the three organic wastes used with biodegradation rate constant of 0.3163 day(-1) and half-life of 2.19 days. The results obtained demonstrated the potential of organic wastes for oil bioremediation in the order BSG > BS > SMC.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bioremediation used engine oil organic waste hydrocarbon polycyclic aromatic-hydrocarbons contaminated soil diesel-oil biological-activities natural attenuation microbial activity petroleum-oil crude-oil bioremediation degradation
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammed Salim Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2013 01:27
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 07:17
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4487

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