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A novel bioremediation strategy for petroleum hydrocarbon pollutants using salt tolerant Corynebacterium variabile HRJ4 and biochar

TitleA novel bioremediation strategy for petroleum hydrocarbon pollutants using salt tolerant Corynebacterium variabile HRJ4 and biochar
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsZhang, Hairong, Tang Jingchun, Wang Lin, Liu Juncheng, Gurav Ranjit Gajanan, and Sun Kejing
JournalJournal of Environmental Sciences
Date Published3/2016
ISSN10010742
Abstract

The present work aimed to develop a novel strategy to bioremediate the petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants in the environment. Salt tolerant bacterium was isolated from Dagang oilfield, China and identified as Corynebacterium variabile HRJ4 based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. The bacterium had a high salt tolerant capability and biochar was developed as carrier for the bacterium. The bacteria with biochar were most effective in degradation of n-alkanes (C16, C18, C19, C26, C28) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (NAP, PYR) mixture. The result demonstrated that immobilization of C. variabile HRJ4 with biochar showed higher degradation of total petroleum hydrocarbons (THPs) up to 78.9% after 7-day of incubation as compared to the free leaving bacteria. The approach of this study will be helpful in clean-up of petroleum-contamination in the environments through bioremediation process using eco-friendly and cost effective materials like biochar.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1001074216000759
DOI10.1016/j.jes.2015.12.023
Short TitleJournal of Environmental Sciences