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Title: The degradation of refractory mineral oil residues using bioreactors
Author: Osman, Suhana Hanum
ISNI:       0000 0001 3460 7642
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1998
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This thesis is concerned with the biodegradation of oily sludges typically found at refinery sites as waste residues from the refining of mineral oil. Currently these type of wastes represent significant environmental risk. Current technology that addresses containment during treatment to regulate the release of volatile organic carbons and reduction of the polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in the sludge, is incineration. Incineration is a costly option and this research has shown that the same treatment standards as incineration is achievable through bioreactor treatment with the correct process and reactor design.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: British High Commission ; PETRONAS
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Biodegradation; Oil sludge; Surfactant