Advertisement

Microorganisms and detoxification of industrial waste

  • M. Talaat Balba
Chapter

Abstract

The problems caused by the increases in the total volumes of wastes generated globally are compounded by the presence of an expanding array of pollutants. As a consequence, all waste streams are being viewed as potential threats to the environment, thus necessitating the development of innovative waste disposal strategies.

Keywords

Industrial Waste Petroleum Hydrocarbon Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon Environmental Microbiology Soil Vapour Extraction 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Alexander, M. (1977) Introduction to Soil Microbiology, Wiley & Sons, New York.Google Scholar
  2. Alexander, M. and Aleem, M.I.H. (1961) Effect of chemical structure on micro-bial decomposition of aromatic herbicides. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 9, 44–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Alexander, M. and Lustigman, B.K. (1966) Effect of chemical structure on microbial degradation of substituted benzenes. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 14, 410–13.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Arthur, R.A.J. (1986) At the root of the matter. A profile of the Kickuth root zone system. Water and Waste Treatment, 48, 34–5.Google Scholar
  5. Ajisebutu, S.O. (1988) Effects of sodium chloride on biodegradation of crude oils by two species of Aeromonas. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 28, 203–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Atlas, R.M. (1977) Stimulated petroleum degradation. Critical Reviews of Micro-biology, 5, 371–86.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Atlas, R.M. (1981) Microbial degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons: An environmental perspective. Microbiological Reviews, 45, 180–209.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. Atlas, R.M. and Bartha, R. (1973a) Stimulated biodegradation of oil slicks using oleophilic fertilizers. Environmental Science and Technology, 7, 538–41.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Atlas, R.M. and Bartha, R. (1973b) Inhibition by fatty acids of the biodegradation of petroleum. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. Journal of Microbiology and Serology, 39, 257–71.Google Scholar
  10. Balba, M.T. and Bewley, R.F. (1991) Organic contaminants and microorganisms, in Organic Contaminants in the Environment, (ed K.C. Jones), Elsevier, Applied Science Publisher Ltd., London.Google Scholar
  11. Balba, M.T. and Rees, J.F. (1987) The potential application of microbes to the detoxification of noxious effluent generated by pre-wash tank cleaning, IMP Proceedings of the International Symposium on Reception Facilities for Noxious Liquid Substances, London, pp.298–326.Google Scholar
  12. Balba, M.T. and Ying, A.C. (1991) Enchanced biodegradation of heavy engine oil in soil from railroad maintenance yards — Phase II Field Demonstration. Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference on ‘Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil’. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.Google Scholar
  13. Balba, M.T., Ying, A.C. and McNeice, T.G. (1991) Bioremediation of contaminated land: Bench-scale to field application, in Proceedings of National Research and Development Conference on the Control of Hazardous Materials, HMCRI, pp.145–51.Google Scholar
  14. Bartha, R. (1986) Biotechnology of petroleum pollutant biodegradation. Microbial Ecology, 12 155–72.Google Scholar
  15. Baxter, R.A., Gilbert, R.E., Lidgett, R.A., Mainprize, J.H. and Vodden, H.A. (1975) The degradation of PCBs by microorganisms. Science of the Total Environment, 4 53–61.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Bewley, R.J.F. and Theile, P. (1988) Decontamination of a coal gasification site through application of vanguard microorganisms, in Contaminated Soil ‘88, (ed K. Wolf, W.J. van den Brink and F.J. Colon), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp.739–43.Google Scholar
  17. Blakebrough, N. (1978) Interactions of oil and microorganisms in soil, in The Oil Industry and Microbial Ecosystems, (eds K.W.A. Chater and H.J. Somerville), Heydon and Son Ltd, London, pp.28–40.Google Scholar
  18. Boethling, R.S. and Alexander, M. (1979) Effect of concentration of organic chemicals on their biodegradation by natural microbial communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 37, 1211–16.Google Scholar
  19. Bossert, I. and Bartha, R. (1984) The fate of petroleum in soil ecosystems, in Petroleum Microbiology, (ed R.M. Atlas), Macmillan, New York, pp.435–73.Google Scholar
  20. Brown, J.F., Bedard, D.L., Brennan, M.J., Carnahan, J.C., Feng, H. and Wagner, R.E. (1987) Polychlorinated biphenyl dechlorination in aquatic sediments. Science, 236 709–11.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Bumpus, J.A. (1989) Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 55 154–8.Google Scholar
  22. Cerniglia, C.E. (1984) Microbial metabolism of polycyclic aromatic hydrocar-bons. Advances in Applied Microbiology, 30 31–71.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Chakrabarty, A.M. (1987) New biotechnological approaches to environmental pollution problems. Biotec, 1 67–74.Google Scholar
  24. Colwell, R.E. and Walker, J.D. (1977) Ecological aspects of microbial degradation of petroleum in the marine environment. Critical Reviews in Microbiology,5 423–45.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Dias, F.F. and Alexander, M. (1971) Effects of chemical structure on the biodegradability of aliphatic acids and alcohols. Applied Microbiology, 22 1114–18.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  26. Dibble, J.T. and Bartha, R. (1979) Effect of environmental parameters on the biodegradation of oil sludge. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 37 729–39.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  27. Ellis, B., Balba, M.T., and Theile, P. (1990) Bioremediation of oil-contaminated land, in Environmental Technology 11 443–55.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Evans, W.C., Fernley, H.N. and Griffiths, E. (1965) Oxidative metabolism of phenanthrene and anthracene by soil pseudomonads. The ring fission mechanisms. Biochemical Journal, 95 819–31.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  29. Evans, W.C., Smith, B.S.W., Moss, P., Fernley, H.N. and Davis, J.I. (1971) Bacterial metabolism of 4-chlorophenoxyacetate. Biochemical Journal, 122 509–17.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  30. Fewson, C.A. (1981) Biodegradation of aromatics with industrial relevance, in Micro Degradation of Xenobiotics and Recalcitrant Compounds, (eds A.M. Cook, R. Hutter, T. Leising, and H. Nuesch), Academic Press, London, pp.141–79.Google Scholar
  31. Furukawa, K., Matsumara, F. and Tonomura, K. (1978) Alcaligenes and Acinetobacter strains capable of degrading polychlorinated biphenyls. Agricultural and Biological Chemistry, 42 543–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Getzin, L.W. (1973) Persistence and degradation of carbofuran in soil. Environmental Entomology, 2 461–7.Google Scholar
  33. Gibson, D.T. and Subramanian, V. (1984) Microbial degradation of aromatic hydrocarbons, in Microbial Degradation of Organic Compounds, (ed D.T. Gibson), Dekker, New York, pp.181–282.Google Scholar
  34. Goldman, S., Shabtai, Y., Rubinovitz, C., Rosenberg, E. and Gutnick, D.L. (1982) Emulsan in Acinetobacter calcoaceticus RAG-1: Distribution of cell-free and cell-associated cross-reacting material. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 44 165–70.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  35. Heitkamp, M.A., Freeman, J.P., Miller, D.W. and Cerniglia, C.E. (1988) Pyrene degradation by a Mycobacterium sp.: Identification of ring oxidation and ring fission products. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 54 2556–65.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  36. Herbes, S.E. and Schwall, L.R. (1978) Microbial transformation of polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons in pristine and petroleum-contaminated sediments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 35 306–16.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  37. Higgins, I.J. and Gilbert, P.D. (1978) The Biodegradation of hydrocarbons, in The Oil Industry and Microbial Ecosystems, (eds K.W.A. Chater and H.J. Somer ville), Heydon and Son Ltd., London, pp.80–117.Google Scholar
  38. Horvath, R.S. (1972) Microbial co-metabolism and the degradation of organic compounds in nature. Bacteriological Reviews, 36 146–55.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  39. Hsu, T.S. and Bartha, R. (1979) Accelerated mineralization of two organophosphate insecticides in the rhizosphere. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 37 36–41.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  40. Jannasch, H.W. (1967) Growth of marine bacteria at limiting concentrations of organic carbon in seawater. Limnology and Oceanography, 12 264–71.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. Jobson, A., Cook, F.D. and Westlake, D.W.S. (1972) Microbial utilization of crude oil. Applied Microbiology, 23 1082–9.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  42. Kaufman, D.D. (1978) Degradation of pentachlorophenol in soil and by soil microorganisms, in Pentachlorophenol, (ed K.R. Rae), Plenum Press, New York, pp.27–39.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  43. Leahy, J.G. and Colwell, R.R. (1990) Microbial degradation of hydrocarbons in the environment. Microbiological Reviews, 54 305–15.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  44. Lee, M.D. and Ward, C.H. (1985) Biological methods for the restoration of contaminated aquifers. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 4 743–50.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  45. Lehtomaki, M. and Niemala, S. (1975) Improving microbial degradation of oil in soil. Ambio, 4 126–9.Google Scholar
  46. Liu, D., Thompson, K. and Strachan, W.M.J. (1981) Biodegradation of pentachlorophenol in a simulated aquatic environment. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 26 84–90.Google Scholar
  47. Loynachan, T.E. (1978) Low temperature mineralization of crude oil in soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 7, 494–500.Google Scholar
  48. Lynch, J.M. (1982) The Rhizosphere, in Experimental Microbial Ecology, (eds R.G. Burns and J.H. Slater), Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, pp.395–411.Google Scholar
  49. MacRae, I.C., Raghu, K., and Castro, T.F. (1967) Persistence and biodegradation of four common isomers of benzene hexachloride in submerged soils. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 15 911–14.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  50. MacRae, I.C., Raghu, K. and Bautista, E.M. (1969) Anaerobic degradation of the insecticide lindane by Clostridium spp. Nature, London, 221 859–60.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  51. Marinucci, A.C. and Bartha, R. (1979) Biodegradation of 1,2,3-, and 1,2,4- trichlorobenzene in soil and in liquid enrichment culture. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 38 811–17.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  52. Morgan, P. and Watkinson, R.J., (1989) Hydrocarbon degradation in soils and methods for soil biotreatment. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 8 305–33.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  53. Mueller, J.C., Chapman, P.J. and Pritchard, P.H. (1989) Creosote contaminated sites: Their potential for bioremediation. Environmental Science and Technology, 23, 1197–201.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  54. Mulkins Philips, G.J. and Stewart, J.E. (1974) Effects of four dispersants on biodegradation and growth of bacteria in crude oil. Applied Microbiology, 28, 547–52.Google Scholar
  55. Ou, L.T. (1984) 2,4-D-degrading microorganisms in soils. Soil Science, 137, 100–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  56. Pancorbo, O.C. and Varney, T.C. (1986) Fate of synthetic organic chemicals in soil-groundwater systems. Veterinary and Human Toxicology, 28, 127–43.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  57. Pritchard, P.H. and Bourquin, A.W. (1984) The use of microcosms for evaluation of interactions between pollutants and microorganisms, in Advances in Microbial Ecology, vol. 7, (ed K.C. Marshall), Plenum Press, New York, London, pp.133–215.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  58. Raymond, R.L., Hudson, J.O. and Jamison, V.W. (1976) Oil degradation in soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 31, 522–35.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  59. Robichaux, J.J. and Myrick, H.N. (1972) Chemical enhancement of the biodegradation of crude-oil pollutants. Journal of Petroleum Technology,24, 16–20.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  60. Senior, E. and Balba, M.T. (1990) Refuse decomposition, in: Microbiology of Landfill Sites, (ed E. Senior), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp.17–57.Google Scholar
  61. Vazquez-Duhalt, R. and Greppin, H. (1986) Biodegradation of used motor oil by bacteria promoting the solubilization of heavy metals. Science of the Total Environment, 52, 109–21.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  62. Walker, J.D. (1985) Chemical fate of toxic substances: Biodegradation of petroleum. Marine Technology Society Journal, 18, 73–86.Google Scholar
  63. Ward, T.E. (1986) Aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation of itrilotriacetate in subsurface soils. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 11, 112–25.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  64. Weissenfels, W.D., Beyer, M. and Klein, J. (1990) Degradation of phenanthrene, fluorene, and fluoranthene by pure bacterial cultures. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 32, 479–84.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  65. Weissenfels, W.D., Klewer, H. and Langhoff, J. (1992) Adsorption of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) by soil particles; Influence on biodegradability and biotoxicity. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 36, 689–96PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  66. Wilson, J.T.J. and Wilson, B.H. (1987) Biodegradation of halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbons. United States Patent, No. 4, 713,343Google Scholar
  67. Zajic, J.E., Guignard, H. and Gerson, D.F. (1977) Properties and biodegradation of a bioemulsifier from Corynebacterium hydrocarboclastus. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 19, 1303–20.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  68. Zajic, J.E., Suplisson, B. and Volesky, B. (1974) Bacterial degradation and emulsification of No. 6 fuel oil. Environmental Science and Technology, 8, 664–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Talaat Balba

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations