ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

V. Pradeepa and P. Prabakaran
Department of Biology, Gandhigram Rural Institute- Deemed University, Gandhigram, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2011;5(1):445-448
© The Author(s). 2011
Received: 01/07/2010 | Accepted: 22/08/2010 | Published: 30/04/2011

To day the cry pollution is heard from all the nooks and corners of the world and oil spills in marine environment has become a major menace to the environment as they severely damage the surrounding eco-system. Oil remediation with out any harmful side effects, time and cost effective is the major challenge of our times. The present study deals with the biostimulatory efficacy of seven different elements such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium (major nutrients) zinc, sulphur, magnesium and calcium (minor nutrients) in various combinations. The initial and final amount of oil and microbial population was estimated. The results revealed that there is a significant increase in oil remediation and microbial population in the experimental setup (sea water + crude oil + elements) and specific the NPK with trace elements combination showed a maximum remediation. Attempts were also made to identify the different microbial colonies in sea water and thus Pseudomonas sp was identified and characterized.


Bioremediation, biostimulation, oil remediation Pseudomonas sp

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