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Screening of biodegradation potential for n-alkanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon among isolates from the north-western tip of Pahang

Azizan, Nur Hafizah and Abdul Rahim, Mohd Syafiq and Zainal Abidin, Zaima Azira and Sharif, Mohd Faez and Chowdury, Ahmed Jalal (2020) Screening of biodegradation potential for n-alkanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon among isolates from the north-western tip of Pahang. Desalination and Water Treatment, 191. pp. 207-212. ISSN 1944-3994 E-ISSN 1944-3986

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Abstract

This study has successfully screened for a few selected enzyme activities and hydrocarbon-degrading capability of 18 bacterial isolates from the north-western tip of Pahang. The bacterial isolates were known belong to genus Pseudomonas, Stenotrophomonas, Acinetobacter, Serratia, Bacillus and Exiguobacterium. Among them there are more than 80% were lactase and amylase producers, while only 44% were protease and lipase producers. Gravimetric analysis was performed to test the capa- bility of degrading n-alkanes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). A statistical analysis, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used for hydrocarbon utilization analysis. The overall degradation of n-alkanes was revealed to be not significant. On the other hand, based on the statistical analysis PAHs utilization was significant. Isolate A3i was chosen as the best utilizer of n-alkanes, while isolate A2 was chosen for the best PAHs degrader.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7422/81563
Uncontrolled Keywords: Degrader; Enzymes; Gravimetric analysis; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon; n-alkanes
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Marine Science
Depositing User: Dr. Nur Hafizah Azizan
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2020 16:15
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 09:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81563

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