The Ability of Candida Maltosa for Hydrocarbon and Emulsified Hydrocarbon Degradation
Ł. Chrzanowski, E. Kaczorek, A. Olszanowski
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Institute of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Poznań University of Technology,
Pl. M. Skłodowskiej-Curie 2, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2006;15(1):47–51
The yeast strain Candida maltosa EH 15 was used as a biological agent in the hydrocarbon and emulsified hydrocarbon biodegradation. Six different surface active compounds were used to emulsify hydrocarbons. Biodegradation degree and biomass quantity were determined daily over 7 days. The obtained results indicated the strong ability of Candida maltosa EH 15 for hydrocarbon biodegradation. The addition of the tested surfactants influenced hydrocarbon biodegradation; however, biodegradation effectiveness varies with the type and concentration of surfactant.