Chemistry Journal of Moldova

QUANTIFICATION AND BIOREMEDIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES BY DEVELOPING A NOVEL AND EFFICIENT METHOD

Author(s):

Mohammad Osama, Felicia Armstrong, Peter Norris, Habiba Tahira Hussain


Field: Ecological chemistry
Type: Research paper
Issue: 2014 Volume 9, no.1
Pages: 59-73
Keywords:

ergosterol, cholesterol, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), sediments, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), ergosterol extraction method


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DOI: 
dx.doi.org/10.19261/cjm.2014.09(1).07


Graphical Abstract:
 
Pleurotus ostreatus, a white rot fungus, is capable of bioremediating a wide range of organic contaminants including Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). Ergosterol is produced by living fungal biomass and used as a measure of fungal biomass. The first part of this work deals with the extraction and quantification of PAHs from contaminated sediments by Lipid Extraction Method. The second part consists of the development of a novel extraction method (Ergosterol Extraction Method), quantification and bioremediation.

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