Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Isolation of Mtbe-Degrading Bacterial from Gasoline Contaminated Soil in Khuzestan

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Isolation of Mtbe-Degrading Bacterial from Gasoline Contaminated Soil in Khuzestan

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Background: The aim of this work was to isolate and identi- fy soil microorganism cable of degrading MTBE.

Methods: Sampling Soil samples were taken from the depth of 5-30 cm of gasoline contaminated soils in Khuzestan, Iran, and carried in screw-cap bottle to laboratory. Soil samples were passed through 2mm sieve to prepare them for further microbiological examination. Enrichment culture Enrich- ment technique was used to isolate MTBE degrader. In en- richment studies, a Basal Salts Medium (BSM) was utilized which supplemented with MTBE compound in 6 concentra- tion 50-600 ppm as sole source of carbon and energy. Con- taminated soils also used as inoculums in enrichment steps

Results: According to this research of 600 ppm concentra- tion MTBE, a gram positive aerobic bacteria was isolated, (i.e. Bacillus coagulans), it is worth nothing that this bacteria was capable to grow in MTBE concentration of 600ppm as sole carbon and energy source. …

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