Isolation and characterization of engine oil degrading indigenous microrganisms in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

  title={Isolation and characterization of engine oil degrading indigenous microrganisms in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa},
  author={T. Mandri},
  journal={African Journal of Biotechnology},
  • T. Mandri
  • Published 4 January 2007
  • Engineering, Biology
  • African Journal of Biotechnology
As the usage of petroleum hydrocarbon products increases, soil contamination with diesel and engine oils is becoming one of the major environmental problems. To investigate the countermeasure to remediate soils contaminated with oils, bioremediation provide an effective and efficient strategy to speed up the clean-up processes. Three bacterial isolates capable of utilizing used engine-oil as a carbon source were isolated from contaminated soils using the enrichment technique. Three isolates… 

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