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Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 29-40
DOI: 10.3923/jest.2013.29.40
Crude Oil and n-Octadecane Degradation under Saline Conditions by Fusarium sp., F092
Asep Hidayat and Sanro Tachibana

Abstract:
Biodegradation of crude oil-A and -C and n-octadecane, by the Fusarium sp. F092 was investigated under saline conditions. In liquid saline culture, less crude oil-C (56%) than crude oil-A (89%) was degrade which was increased by the addition of optimum surfactant T80 (78%) or T40 (67%), or Mn2+ (67%). In sea sand contaminated with crude oil-C, the degradation was higher than in soil which indicated that F092 was suitable to degrade oil under saline conditions. The metabolites of the aliphatic fraction with n-octadecane were identified to form six carboxylic acid groups, where the dioxygenase and monooxygenase inhibitor influenced the degradation of n-octadecane. This suggested that F092 could initially convert n-octadecane to form octadecyl peroxides by a dioxygenase and was further catalyzed to produce carboxylic acid. F092 is a potential degrader for bioremediation in crude oil-contaminated saline environments.
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How to cite this article:

Asep Hidayat and Sanro Tachibana, 2013. Crude Oil and n-Octadecane Degradation under Saline Conditions by Fusarium sp., F092. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 6: 29-40.

DOI: 10.3923/jest.2013.29.40

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jest.2013.29.40

 
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