ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Ratan Singh1 , Amar Jyoti Das2, Sabita Pokhrel2 and Preeti Gautam2
1Department of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat; Ghandhinagar, Gujarat – 382 030, India.
2Department of Environmental Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Vidyavihar, Raebareli Road, Lucknow – 226 025, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2013;7(2):1441-1445
© The Author(s). 2013
Received: 08/10/2012 | Accepted: 17/11/2012 | Published: 30/06/2013

The purpose of present microcosmic study was to investigate the degradation of major PAHs of petroleum sludge i.e. Pyrene (4 aromatic rings) by petroleum hydrocarbon degrading bacteria isolated from petroleum sludge collected from Barauni Oil Refinery; Begusari, Bihar (India).  Changes in pH, bacterial biomass and their protein amount were also observed during the degradation of selected Pyrene (100 ppm). The outcome of this microbiological work can be used for research on remediation of petroleum-contaminated environments.


Biodegradation, Barauni, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, Pyrene

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