Biodegradation of Certain Petroleum Product Contaminants in Soil and Water By Selected Bacteria

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Soil contamination by gasoline underground storage tanks is a critical environmental problem. The results herein show that in situ bioremediation using indigenous soil microorganisms is the method of choice. Five sites were selected for bioremediation based on the levels of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene and the amount of total petroleum hydrocarbons in the soil. Bacteria capable of degrading these contaminants were selected from the contaminated sites and grown in 1,200 I mass cultures. These were added to the soil together with nutrients, water and air via PVC pipes.

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Nevárez-Moorillón, Guadalupe Virginia December 1995.

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Soil contamination by gasoline underground storage tanks is a critical environmental problem. The results herein show that in situ bioremediation using indigenous soil microorganisms is the method of choice. Five sites were selected for bioremediation based on the levels of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene and the amount of total petroleum hydrocarbons in the soil. Bacteria capable of degrading these contaminants were selected from the contaminated sites and grown in 1,200 I mass cultures. These were added to the soil together with nutrients, water and air via PVC pipes.

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Nevárez-Moorillón, Guadalupe Virginia. Biodegradation of Certain Petroleum Product Contaminants in Soil and Water By Selected Bacteria, dissertation, December 1995; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332474/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .