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Title: Surfactant biocatalyst for remediation of recalcitrant organics and heavy metals

Abstract

Novel strains of isolated and purified bacteria have been identified which have the ability to degrade petroleum hydrocarbons including a variety of PAHs. Several isolates also exhibit the ability to produce a biosurfactant. The combination of the biosurfactant-producing ability along with the ability to degrade PAHs enhances the efficiency with which PAHs may be degraded. Additionally, the biosurfactant also provides an additional ability to bind heavy metal ions for removal from a soil or aquatic environment.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. North Augusta, SC
  2. Greenville, SC
  3. Evans, GA
  4. Aiken, SC
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985859
Patent Number(s):
7,473,546
Application Number:
10/712,491
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC) SRO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Brigmon, Robin L, Story, Sandra, Altman, Denis, and Berry, Christopher J. Surfactant biocatalyst for remediation of recalcitrant organics and heavy metals. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Brigmon, Robin L, Story, Sandra, Altman, Denis, & Berry, Christopher J. Surfactant biocatalyst for remediation of recalcitrant organics and heavy metals. United States.
Brigmon, Robin L, Story, Sandra, Altman, Denis, and Berry, Christopher J. Tue . "Surfactant biocatalyst for remediation of recalcitrant organics and heavy metals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985859.
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title = {Surfactant biocatalyst for remediation of recalcitrant organics and heavy metals},
author = {Brigmon, Robin L and Story, Sandra and Altman, Denis and Berry, Christopher J},
abstractNote = {Novel strains of isolated and purified bacteria have been identified which have the ability to degrade petroleum hydrocarbons including a variety of PAHs. Several isolates also exhibit the ability to produce a biosurfactant. The combination of the biosurfactant-producing ability along with the ability to degrade PAHs enhances the efficiency with which PAHs may be degraded. Additionally, the biosurfactant also provides an additional ability to bind heavy metal ions for removal from a soil or aquatic environment.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {1}
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