ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Biotransformation of Phosphogypsumin Petroleum-Refining Wastewaters
D. Wolicka, W. Kowalski
 
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Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, Faculty of Geology, Warsaw University,
Żwirki i Wigury 93, 02-089 Warsaw, Poland
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2006;15(2):355–360
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Eleven isolates of sulphate-reducing bacteria (SRB) were isolated from soil contaminated with crude oil derivatives and petroleum-refining wastewaters and used to investigate the effectiveness of carbon reduction and biotransformation of phosphogypsum. One of the isolates (culture no. 10) was found to be very effective with 90% carbon reduction (measured as COD) and the simultaneous biotransformation of approximately 2.65g phosphogypsum/L in industrial petroleum-refining wastewaters.
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