Molecular- and cultivation-based analyses of microbial communities in oil field water and in microcosms amended with nitrate to control H2S production

@article{Kumaraswamy2010MolecularAC,
  title={Molecular- and cultivation-based analyses of microbial communities in oil field water and in microcosms amended with nitrate to control H2S production},
  author={Raji Kumaraswamy and Sara Ebert and Murray Ross Gray and Phillip M. Fedorak and Julia M. Foght},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2010},
  volume={89},
  pages={2027-2038}
}
Nitrate injection into oil fields is an alternative to biocide addition for controlling sulfide production (‘souring’) caused by sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB). This study examined the suitability of several cultivation-dependent and cultivation-independent methods to assess potential microbial activities (sulfidogenesis and nitrate reduction) and the impact of nitrate amendment on oil field microbiota. Microcosms containing produced waters from two Western Canadian oil fields exhibited… CONTINUE READING
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