Volume : VII, Issue : IX, September - 2017

Determination of Hydrocarbon utilization by Petroleum Hydrocarbon Degrading Bacteria using Colorimetric Technique

Utkarsh P. Golapkar, Chanda Parulekar Berde

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 This study focuses on the ability of the bacteria to utilize the hydrocarbon (Benzoic Acid) a derivative of Benzene with respect to time, which is determined by using the redox potential of 2,6–DCPIP. Here, its property to change the color from blue to transparent when subjected to chemical reduction is used as a determinative feature like, the indicator, when oxidized is blue and when reduced is transparent. Thus, the rate of de–colorization is directly proportional to the utilization and oxidation of the hydrocarbons. Later, this color change is monitored by a visible spectrophotometer at 600 nm.

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Utkarsh P. Golapkar, Chanda Parulekar–Berde, Determination of Hydrocarbon utilization by Petroleum Hydrocarbon Degrading Bacteria using Colorimetric Technique, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-9 | September-2017


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