EM Biodegrading Characteristics of Petroleum Hydrocarbon in Artificial Seawater


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In this study, the feasible condition for diesel oil degradation of EM was investigated in artificial seawater medium. Under the optimal growth and degradation condition of pH 8.0, 30°C, inoculation amount of 3%, substrate concentration of 0.5%, and NaCl concentration of 20 g/L, the n-alkanes of diesel oil was degraded in high efficiency with total degrading rate of 72.3%, and the average n-alkanes (C10- C21) removal could reach 74.8% within 15 days. The results indicated that EM could be used in the bioremediation of marine oil pollution.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 356-360)

Edited by:

Hexing Li, Qunjie Xu and Daquan Zhang




Z. Zhang et al., "EM Biodegrading Characteristics of Petroleum Hydrocarbon in Artificial Seawater", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 356-360, pp. 1145-1151, 2012

Online since:

October 2011




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