Isolation Of heterocyclic hydrocarbons from seawater

Wong, Ha Chung (2013) Isolation Of heterocyclic hydrocarbons from seawater. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Heterocyclic hydrocarbons are widely distributed in soils and sediments, groundwater, atmosphere, and marine environment. They are very stable organic compounds that persist in environment for long period of time. The presence of heterocyclic hydrocarbon in the seawater due to the industrial process and spillage of petroleum causes the pollution to the marine environment and may affect human health. Bioremediation is one of the solutions to degrade the heterocyclic hydrocarbon. It involves the activity of microorganisms that oxidizes the aromatic ring of the heterocyclic hydrocarbon and degrades it. The degrading bacteria that isolated from the seawater are useful to clean up the heterocyclic hydrocarbon in seawater. This study aims to isolate heterocyclic hydrocarbon degrading bacteria from the coast of Sarawak. Five bacteria were isolated and characterized via biochemical tests and molecular technique. The degradation ability of the isolated bacteria was determined by testing the chemical properties for each bacterium. The result shows that the isolated bacteria may play some role in heterocyclic hydrocarbon degradation.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heterocyclic hydrocarbon, bioremediation, degrading bacteria, marine environment, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 06:39
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 13:20

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