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Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 57-61
DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2014.57.61
 
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Oil Spills Remediation using Native Mushroom-A Viable Option

Olutayo M. Adedokun and Anthony E. Ataga

Abstract:
Oil spillage is a global threat which requires environmental friendly approach in its clean-up. The aim of this study was to assess the possibility of fungi to degrade crude oil in liquid medium. The ability of three indigenous mushroom species, Pleurotus tuber regium, Pleurotus pulmonarius and Lentinus squarrosulus to degrade crude oil in liquid medium was investigated. The mycelia of the mushrooms were used to inoculate a mixture of mineral salt at varying concentration of crude oil (0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0%) as the sole carbon source in triplicate. After one month of incubation at 28±2°C, samples were dispensed and analyzed for residual hydrocarbon. The effect of crude oil on the growth of fungi mycelia in liquid medium was also monitored. Results showed the three indigenous mushroom degraded crude oil at different rates however, the inoculation with mycelia mixture of the three fungi was the most effective in oil degradation and was significantly different (p = 0.05) from other treatments. This study demonstrates the of utility three native mushroom species; Pleurotus tuber regium, Pleurotus pulmonarius and Lentinus squarrosulus in management of oil spills.
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Olutayo M. Adedokun and Anthony E. Ataga, 2014. Oil Spills Remediation using Native Mushroom-A Viable Option. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 8: 57-61.

DOI: 10.3923/rjes.2014.57.61

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjes.2014.57.61

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