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Bioremediation of diesel and biodiesel soil-contamination by using microorganisms biodegradeable oil

Anak Emparan, Quin and Mohamed Sunar, Norshuhaila and Abd Karim, Ahmad Tarmizi and Mohd Noor, Siti Fatimah (2012) Bioremediation of diesel and biodiesel soil-contamination by using microorganisms biodegradeable oil. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Hidrologi & Alam Sekitar (HIDRAS 2012), 2012, UTHM.

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Abstract

This paper address how the commercialization of biodiesel or the biodiesel/diesel blend can cause environmental damage due to spills during its extraction, transportation, processing, distribution and use urge the production of ecological fuel. When these oils containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) spill into the soil, they penetrate into the deeper level of soil and causing ecological threat. The clean-up of these contaminated-areas can be achieved with method of bioremediation, a technique based on action of microorganisms, which turn hazardous contaminants into non toxic substances such as carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O) and biomass. This paper concludes on the needs for scientists and engineers to use an oil-biodegradable agent as an innovative treatment of oil-soil contamination through utilizes safe species of bacteria and not produces adverse effects to the human health or the environment. The advances technology platform is highlighted with multi disciplinary approach towards providing innovative and sustainable solution to oil-soil contamination problems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodiesel; diesel; soil-oil contamination; microorganism biodegradable oil
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Chemical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Dr Norshuhaila Mohamed Sunar
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2014 03:14
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 02:43
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5333
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