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Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 40, Issue 9–10, pp 1329–1333 | Cite as

Dearomatization of diesel oil using Pseudomonas sp.

  • Samiya Khan
  • Sanjay Gupta
  • Nidhi Gupta
Original Research Paper
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Abstract

Objectives

To improve the quality of diesel fuel via removal of aromatic compounds using Pseudomonas sp.

Results

In the present study Pseudomonas sp. was able to remove 94% of fluorene, 59% of phenanthrene, 49% of anthracene, 52% of fluoranthene, 45% of pyrene and 75% carbazole present in diesel oil. Additionally, it also does not affect the aliphatic content of fuel thus maintaining the carbon backbone of the fuel.

Conclusions

Pseudomonas sp. is a potential biocatalyst that can be used in the refining industry.

Keywords

Biodearomatization Polyaromatic compounds Pseudomonas 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We are thankful to the Department of Science and technology (DST), Govt. of India, New Delhi for providing financial support by grant. Necessary infrastructure by Jaypee Institute of Information technology, Noida and we are very grateful to UOP for providing diesel samples.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyJaypee Institute of Information TechnologyNoidaIndia

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