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Bioremediation of crude oil in synthetic mineral salt medium enriched with bacterial consortium and sapindus mukorossi

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, The Standard Fireworks Rajaratnam college for Women, Sivakasi,Virudhunagar, Tamilnadu, India
  • 2Department of Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, Ayya Nadar Janki Ammal College, Sivakasi, Virudhunagar, Tamilnadu, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 6, Issue (3), Pages 38-39, March,2 (2017)


Soil pollution with crude oil is one of the major environmental problem today. Crude oil is a mixture of hydrocarbons which leads reduction in soil microflora. Hence, a necessary step has to be taken to remove oil pollutants from the soil. Several assays were performed to reduce crude oil contaminated soil in lab scale. Bacterial consortium along with Sapindus mukorossi absorbtion studies was performed. It has improved the remediation process upto 70%.


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