Bioremediation of acid mine drainage and Biosurfactants from Pseudomonas teessidea

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/620745
Title:
Bioremediation of acid mine drainage and Biosurfactants from Pseudomonas teessidea
Authors:
Morgan, E. (Elinor); Adam, B. (Bella); Collingwood-Swinburn, A. (Alix); Rahman, P. K. S. M. (Pattanathu)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Technology Futures Institute
Publisher:
MIMA Gallery
Issue Date:
25-Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/620745
Additional Links:
http://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/teesside-world-exposition-of-art-and-technology/
Abstract:
Biosurfactant from Pseudomonas teessidea : Surfactants work by reducing surface tension between two liquids or a liquid and a solid. Biosurfactants, surface-active agents of biological origin, have environment-friendly properties; they are bio-degradable, non-toxic and can be made organically using local raw material and producers. Biosurfactants can be used in soaps, detergents, medical ointments or as emulsifiers i.e. within ice cream, facial cream or sun lotion. Pseudomonas teessidea is a new bacterial species which was discovered by Dr. Rahman in the Northeast of England. This bacterium has DNA coding distinct from existing species and has unique properties developed in response to the contaminated soil from which it comes. It produces biosurfactants to detoxify oil and chemicals contaminants in the ground. Bioremediation of acid mine drainage: Water seepage from old ironstone mine workings into Skelton Beck is caused by rising ground-water levels from the old Longacre Pit in Skelton, which is choked with iron ochre. The iron deposits have coloured the beck red and threaten wildlife. One of the consequences of Acid Mine Drainage is the formation of iron oxide rich soil, or ‘ochre’. Government agencies worldwide often face challenges toward remediation of water contaminated by historical mining activities. The objective of the project was to develop a sustainable procedure to extract elemental iron from the hazardous ochre using bacteria to convert the ochre to iron using samples collected from Skelton Beck in Northeast England. Teesside University scientists testing the ability of two anaerobic bacteria to reduce the iron present in ochre. This process took eight days. These results could provide the basis for the production of elemental iron from ochre sediments.
Type:
Exhibition
Language:
en
Rights:
Copyright Teesside University and TeeGene Biotech. Used with permission [Recieved: 28/01/2017]
Exhibition:
Teesside World Exposition of Art and Technology (25 June 2016 - 9 October 2016) at MIMA Gallery, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Teesside.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, E. (Elinor)en
dc.contributor.authorAdam, B. (Bella)en
dc.contributor.authorCollingwood-Swinburn, A. (Alix)en
dc.contributor.authorRahman, P. K. S. M. (Pattanathu)en
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-02T17:29:53Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-02T17:29:53Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-25-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/620745-
dc.description.abstractBiosurfactant from Pseudomonas teessidea : Surfactants work by reducing surface tension between two liquids or a liquid and a solid. Biosurfactants, surface-active agents of biological origin, have environment-friendly properties; they are bio-degradable, non-toxic and can be made organically using local raw material and producers. Biosurfactants can be used in soaps, detergents, medical ointments or as emulsifiers i.e. within ice cream, facial cream or sun lotion. Pseudomonas teessidea is a new bacterial species which was discovered by Dr. Rahman in the Northeast of England. This bacterium has DNA coding distinct from existing species and has unique properties developed in response to the contaminated soil from which it comes. It produces biosurfactants to detoxify oil and chemicals contaminants in the ground. Bioremediation of acid mine drainage: Water seepage from old ironstone mine workings into Skelton Beck is caused by rising ground-water levels from the old Longacre Pit in Skelton, which is choked with iron ochre. The iron deposits have coloured the beck red and threaten wildlife. One of the consequences of Acid Mine Drainage is the formation of iron oxide rich soil, or ‘ochre’. Government agencies worldwide often face challenges toward remediation of water contaminated by historical mining activities. The objective of the project was to develop a sustainable procedure to extract elemental iron from the hazardous ochre using bacteria to convert the ochre to iron using samples collected from Skelton Beck in Northeast England. Teesside University scientists testing the ability of two anaerobic bacteria to reduce the iron present in ochre. This process took eight days. These results could provide the basis for the production of elemental iron from ochre sediments.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMIMA Galleryen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.visitmima.com/whats-on/single/teesside-world-exposition-of-art-and-technology/en
dc.rightsCopyright Teesside University and TeeGene Biotech. Used with permission [Recieved: 28/01/2017]en
dc.titleBioremediation of acid mine drainage and Biosurfactants from Pseudomonas teessideaen
dc.typeExhibitionen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Technology Futures Instituteen
dc.description.exhibitionTeesside World Exposition of Art and Technology (25 June 2016 - 9 October 2016) at MIMA Gallery, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Teesside.-
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