2019 : Potential of bacteria isolated from diesel-contaminated seawater in diesel biodegradation

Harmin Sulistiyaning Titah ST.,MT.,Ph.D.


The purpose of this study was to analyze the potential of bacteria isolated from diesel-contaminated seawater for diesel biodegradation. Samples of diesel-contaminated seawater were collected from a ship dismantling facility in Madura Island, Indonesia. Bacteria were isolated using the serial dilution method. Bacteria with potential for diesel degradation were screened using nutrient agar and mineral salt medium (MSM) with 0%, 5%, 10%, and 15% (v/v) diesel as carbon source. Diesel degradation test was performed by inoculating potential bacterium into MSM with the optimum concentration selected from the screening stage. Diesel degradation percentage was analyzed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS). In this research, six bacterial species were isolated and used in the screening stage. The optimum concentration was 10% diesel (v/v) based on the screening stage, and the bacteria coded …