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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:10, October, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(10): 825-835

The Potential Use of NPK and Bacterial Isolates to Degrade  Heglig crude Oil in Sudan
Maha AbelHafeez Mohamed1*, AwadGalal Osman2, Adil Ali Elhussein3, Somaya Sirelkhatim Mohamed4 and Ahmed Ali Mahdi5
1Univesity of AlNeelain, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of
Environmental studies, Sudan
 2Environment, Natural Resource and Desertification Research Institute (NCR) Khartoum, Sudan
3University of Khartoum, Faculty of Science, Dep. of Botany, Sudan
4Environmental, Natural Resource and Desertification Research Institute (NCR) Khartoum, Sudan
 5University of Khartoum, Faculty of Agriculture, Dep. of Botany, Sudan
*Corresponding author

A study was carried out to examine the capabilities of three bacterial isolates to degrade crude oil in NPK- supplemented soil to which crude oil was added at 1, 3,5 and 10 %.750 mg NPK /100g soil at a ratio of 2:1:1was added  to the polluted soil and mixed thoroughly. The tested bacterial isolates revealed great potentialities for the degradation of crude oil. The highest oil degradation percent 90% and 77.9% were recorded for Isolate HAC in 1% and 3% oil polluted soil after 12 weeks of incubation, respectively. The biodegradation percentages were upgraded to 98.61% and 93.11% in 1% and 3% oil polluted and NPK supplemented soil, respectively. Gas chromatographic analysis performed that Hegligcrude oil consisted of n-alkanes with chain length of C12 to C35and all the tested isolates could totally degrade chain hydrocarbons with C12, C14, C33 and C35 fractions.

Keywords: Biodegradation, bacterial isolates, NPK,GC analysis,crude oil.

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Maha AbelHafeez Mohamed, AwadGalal Osman, Adil Ali Elhussein, Somaya Sirelkhatim Mohamed and Ahmed Ali Mahdi. 2016. The Potential Use of NPK and Bacterial Isolates to Degrade Heglig crude Oil in Sudan.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(10): 825-835. doi:
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