Environmental bioremediation and measurement
1. Conventional steam activation for conversion of oil palm kernel shell biomass into activated carbon via biochar product

A.C. Affam

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 15-30


  Conventional steam activation pyrolysis of waste materials such as oil palm kernel shell for production of biochar was investigated using central composite design. Conventional steam activation was carried out via an initial carbonization of oil palm kernel shell to obtain biochar and thereafter steam ...  Read More

Environmental bioremediation and measurement
2. Hydrocarbon contaminated water remediation using a locally constructed multi-stage bioreactor incorporated with media filtration

S. Antwi-Akomea; B. Fei-Baffoe; E.J.D. Belford; M. Borigu

Volume 4, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 413-426


  The present study investigated the coupling effect of biodegradation and media filtration in treating hydrocarbon contaminated water. The study recorded reductions in total petroleum hydrocarbon, total dissolved solids, turbidity and microbial load. The study was essentially a simulated pump and treat ...  Read More

Environmental bioremediation and measurement
3. Optimization of phenol biodegradation by efficient bacteria isolated from petrochemical effluents

M. Shahriari Moghadam; N. Safaei; G.H. Ebrahimipour

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 249-256


  Phenol is an environmental pollutant present in industrial wastewaters such as refineries, coal processing and petrochemicals products. In this study three phenol degrading bacteria from Arak Petrochemical Complex effluent were isolated which consume phenol. Molecular analysis was used to identify bacteria ...  Read More

Environmental bioremediation and measurement
4. Adsorption of iron by using hybrid Akar Putra and commercialized chicken eggshells as bio-sorbents from aqueous solution

H.M. Nasir; A. Azmi; A.Z. Aris; S.M. Praveena

Volume 2, Issue 3 , Summer 2016, , Pages 257-264


  Heavy metal contamination in the environment could cause harmful effects both to human health and aquatic life. Numerous remediation methods had been developed to encounter with the contamination problem prior to degrade, decrease and to purify the contaminated water at minimal concentration as low as ...  Read More

Environmental bioremediation and measurement
5. Biosorption of hexavalent chromium in a tannery industry wastewater using fungi species

D. Sivakumar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 105-124


  The isolated fungi species of different kinds from chromium contaminated soil sites located in Nagalkeni, Chennai were used for reducing chromium(VI) in a tannery industry wastewater of Nagalkeni, Chennai.  The experiments were conducted to know biosorption potential of isolated fungi species for ...  Read More