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[Microbiology] Re: Petroleum Bio-Augmentation

mkmicrobio sking24 at wi.rr.com
Fri Sep 15 08:52:45 EST 2006

I should rephrase the Bacillus rare part.  Of course Bacillus are not
rare, but rather Bacillus that are the initial petroleum hydrocarbon
degraders (rather than secondary) are harder to come by.  My group and
I have isolated strains that degrade these hydrocarbons, but it is a
little tricky and you have to look for Bacillus that have more than
just hydrocarbon degrading capabilities.  However, always remember it
also takes a special kind of Bacillus if you are dosing close to
clarification systems or you can cause havoc.  Sorry for any confusion.


mkmicrobio wrote:
> Mark:
> I did not see your initial posting.  How can I help you with petroleum
> hydrocarbon degradation.  I have a lot of experience in this arena and
> I am very familiar with Pseudomonas, Bacillus (rare) and a little
> regarding Arthrobacter.  Most important is the type of process and
> specific hydrocarbons you are treating.  Feel free to contact me
> directly by my email as I don't get to this group as often as I should.
> Mike
> sking24 at wi.rr.com
> mea305 wrote:
> > Not more than, perhaps, two weeks ago, I sent a message to this usenet
> > group about bio-augmentation and petroleum. If "anyone" should know
> > "anything" about either the topic specifically (at this time, I am more
> > interested in the historical aspect of bio-augmention) or has any
> > information with regard to a web site that might be able to assist me,
> > I would appreciate it. Though limited with respect to the needed "key
> > words" to use, I would assume that there are those who might have a
> > better insight concerning the use of any specific search mechanisms.
> > 
> > Thanks in Advance,
> > 
> > Mark

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