Bioremediation of PAHS from Industrial Refinery Effluents to Highly Valuable Transformed Compounds

Muna, Ibrahim and Makky, Essam A. and Seema, Zareen and Abdelhadi, Tarek F. and Nina Suhaity, Azmi and Jamil, Ismail (2017) Bioremediation of PAHS from Industrial Refinery Effluents to Highly Valuable Transformed Compounds. In: Proceedings of the FGIC 1st Conference on Governance & Integrity, 3-4 April 2017 , Yayasan Pahang, Kuantan, Malaysia. pp. 323-336.. ISBN 978-967-2054-37-5

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Abstract

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous pollutants in the environment, and most highly molecular weight PAHs cause mutagenic, teratogenic and potentially carcinogenic effects. The study aims to screen the bioremediation effects on PAHs to produce new compounds with industrial importance by-products contaminated water using liquid- liquid extraction (LLE) coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (GC-MS). Two bacterial isolates out of 13 were selected from PAHs samples contaminated water collected from Kuantan River. PAHs were extracted using dichloromethane from refinery wastewater samples collected from BASF (Petronas chemicals Co.). GC-MS analysis revealed that, the PAHs of petroleum refinery were successfully biodegraded using the most potent bacterial isolates within 15 days incubation periods into new compounds (Guanidine derivative, etc.) with industrial applications compared to control. This research improves our understanding of processes contributing to PAHs degradation in petroleum refinery wastewater to new applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Petroleum effluents; GC-MS; Bioremediation; Biotransformation
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 07:26
Last Modified: 17 May 2023 04:31
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/17620
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