Potential of Coastal Water Bacteria for Oil Spill Bioremediation

2016 International Journal of Advances in Agricultural & Environmental Engineering  
Around 30-40% of global crude oil is exported from the Arabian Gulf via the Gulf of Oman, threatens marine species and leading to coastal pollution. Many natural ponds commonly found adjacent to the coast are prone to oil pollution. We isolated 50 bacteria from five natural pond sites and were identified using MALDI-Biotyper. Four isolates biodegraded crude oil in minimal salt medium are reported in this study. The selected microbial species were Actinocorallia, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, and
more » ... seudomonas, and Rhizobium spp. This study indicated the potential of the microbes in bioremediation of oil spills.
doi:10.15242/ijaaee.ae0316205 fatcat:uat52utxjbdffgrskrzcqyf6ci