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Bioremediation of creosote-contaminated soil by microbial intervention..
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Cost-benefit analysis of the environmental impacts of Darvill Wastewater Works, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.
Darvill Wastewater Works (DWWW) receives and treats both domestic and industrial wastewater from the city of Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal. Sludge from the wastewater treatment is sprayed onto surrounding lands, causing ...
P15 trypanosome microtubule associated protein : structure/function analysis and vaccine development for the prevention of African sleeping sickness.
Trypanosomes are hemoflagellated protozoan parasites causing chagas disease in South America, Leishmaniasis throughout the world, and African sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in animals in Africa. About 55 million ...
Molecular and physiological characterization of thiosulphate-oxidizing microbial associations prior to use in hydrogen sulphide biofiltration.
Interacting microbial associations capable of utilizing thiosulphate as an energy source were enriched/isolated from activated sludge, landfill site [mal covering soil and soil from an acid mine water drainage site. The ...
Characterisation of chlorinated-hydrocarbon-degrading genes of bacteria.
1,2-dichloroethane (DCA) is one of the most widely used and produced chemicals of the modern world. It is used as a metal degreaser, solvent, chemical intermediate as well as a fuel additive. This carcinogen is toxic to ...
Microbial biotransformation of kimberlite ores.
Microbial leaching plays a significant role in the natural weathering of silicate containing ores such as diamond-bearing kimberlite. Harnessing microbial leaching processes to pre-treat mined kimberlite ores has been ...
Molecular characterisation of Peronospora parasitica infecting Brassica species.
Peronospora parasitica (Pers. ex. Fr.) Fr., pathotype, single spore isolate, Brassica spp., downy mildew, internally transcribed spacers, ITSI , 5.8S, ITS2 sequence, radial phylogram, phylogeny, peR, micro satellite ...
Bioremediation of chemically contaminated soil : extraction/analysis methodology development.
The efficacies of soil extraction methods, namely, Soxhlet, sonication, agitation, alkaline digestion and the ethyl acetate micro-method, for monitoring soil bioremediation were evaluated using three soil types, Swartland, ...
Isolation and identification of antibiotic producing microorganisms from natural habitats in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.
The search for new antibiotics continues in a rather overlooked hunting ground. In the course of screening for new antibiotic-producing microorganisms, seventy-nine isolates showing antimicrobial activity were isolated ...
Humic acid pretreatment for enhancing microbial removal of metals from a synthetic 'wastewater'.
The presence of heavy metal ions in waste streams is one of the most pervasive environmental issues of present times. A rotating biological contactor (RBC) was used to investigate the potential capacity of microbial ...