WIT Press


Application Of Biotechnology Concepts In The Treatment Of Petroleum Residues

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

13

Published

2000

Size

1,172 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000191

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A. Ururahy & N. Pereira Jr

Abstract

The sustainable development is closely associated to the search of alternatives for environmental problems. Large amounts of oily sludge are generated as residues by the oil industry, representing a real problem for refineries. The treatment of such residues remains as a serious technological challenge, particularly for great cities with high oil industry activities. This work dealt with the study of the technical viability of treating oily sludge biologically, through stimulation of native microorganisms, in a mechanically stirred 14L-bioreactor. Such microorganisms were able to grow in a medium containing oily sludge as the only carbon and energy source. Two k

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