Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Ali Zazoua and  Anis Zazoua and  Ahcen Taleb and  Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault
%D 2012 
%J  International Journal of Environmental, Chemical, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 64, 2012
%T Potential of Selected Microbial Strains to Degrade the Gasoil of Hydrocarbon Polluted Soil
%U http://waset.org/publications/953
%V 64
%X Although oil-based drilling fluids are of paramount practical and economical interest, they represent a serious source of pollution, once released into the environment as drill cuttings. The aim of this study is to assess the capability of isolated microorganisms to degrade gasoil fuel. The commonly used physicochemical and biodegradation remediation techniques of petroleum contaminated soil were both investigated. The study revealed that natural biodegradation is favorable. Even though, the presence of heavy metals, the moisture level of (8.55%) and nutrient deficiencies put severe constrains on microorganisms- survival ranges inhibiting the biodegradation process. The selected strains were able to degrade the diesel fuel at significantly high rates (around 98%).

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