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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
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1016481
Patent Number(s):
7906315
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/810,773
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12R - PROCESSES USING MICROORGANISMS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Brigmon, Robin L, Story, Sandra, Altman, Denis J, and Berry, Christopher J. Surfactant biocatalyst for remediation of recalcitrant organics and heavy metals. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Brigmon, Robin L, Story, Sandra, Altman, Denis J, & Berry, Christopher J. Surfactant biocatalyst for remediation of recalcitrant organics and heavy metals. United States.
Brigmon, Robin L, Story, Sandra, Altman, Denis J, and Berry, Christopher J. Tue . "Surfactant biocatalyst for remediation of recalcitrant organics and heavy metals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1016481.
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