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Geobacillus Activities in Soil and Oil Contamination Remediation

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Banat, Ibrahim and Marchant, Roger (2011) Geobacillus Activities in Soil and Oil Contamination Remediation. In: Endospore-forming Soil Bacteria. Springer, pp. 259-270. ISBN 978-3-642-19576-1 [Book section]

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Abstract

Members of the Geobacillus appear to be present in most soil environments – eventhose never experiencing elevated temperatures. Most have some ability to grow onhydrocarbons and may therefore be exploited in bioremediation processes. In such aprocess the need for bioaugmentation may only be necessary to increase the initialrate of activity. Biostimulation, on the other hand, may have an important role whendepending on Geobacillus spp. in bioremediation processes. The hydrocarbondegradingabilities of Geobacillus spp. may therefore find useful bioremediationapplications in a variety of different situations in the future.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Pharmaceutical Science and Practice
ID Code:19853
Deposited By:Professor Ibrahim Banat
Deposited On:06 Sep 2011 09:28
Last Modified:16 May 2012 10:45

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