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Title: Bioremediation of diesel oil-contaminated soil by composting with biowaste
Authors: Van Gestel, K
Mergaert, J
Swings, J
Coosemans, Jozef
Ryckeboer, Jaak #
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier sci ltd
Series Title: Environmental pollution vol:125 issue:3 pages:361-368
Abstract: Soil spiked with diesel oil was mixed with biowaste (vegetable, fruit and garden waste) at a 1:10 ratio (fresh weight) and composted in a monitored composting bin system for 12 weeks. Pure biowaste was composted in parallel. In order to discern the temperature effect from the additional biowaste effect on diesel degradation, one recipient with contaminated soil was hold at room temperature. while another was kept at the actual composting temperature. Measurements of composting parameters together with enumerations and identifications of microorganisms demonstrate that the addition of the contaminated soil had a minor impact on the composting process. The first-order rate constant of diesel degradation in the biowaste mixture was four times higher than in the soil at room temperature, and 1.2 times higher than in the soil at composting temperature. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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ISSN: 0269-7491
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Crop Biotechnics
Division Soil and Water Management
# (joint) last author

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