Sustainable strategies for combating hydrocarbon pollution: Special emphasis on mobil oil bioremediation

Vivek Kumar Gaur, Krishna Gautam, Poonam Sharma, Pallavi Gupta, Shreya Dwivedi, Janmejai Kumar Srivastava, Sunita Varjani, Huu Hao Ngo, Sang Hyoun Kim, Jo Shu Chang, Xuan Thanh Bui, Mohammad J. Taherzadeh, Roberto Parra-Saldívar

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Abstract

The global rise in industrialization and vehicularization has led to the increasing trend in the use of different crude oil types. Among these mobil oil has major application in automobiles and different machines. The combustion of mobil oil renders a non-usable form that ultimately enters the environment thereby causing problems to environmental health. The aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbon fraction of mobil oil has serious human and environmental health hazards. These components upon interaction with soil affect its fertility and microbial diversity. The recent advancement in the omics approach viz. metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics has led to increased efficiency for the use of microbial based remediation strategy. Additionally, the use of biosurfactants further aids in increasing the bioavailability and thus biodegradation of crude oil constituents. The combination of more than one approach could serve as an effective tool for efficient reduction of oil contamination from diverse ecosystems. To the best of our knowledge only a few publications on mobil oil have been published in the last decade. This systematic review could be extremely useful in designing a micro-bioremediation strategy for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems contaminated with mobil oil or petroleum hydrocarbons that is both efficient and feasible. The state-of-art information and future research directions have been discussed to address the issue efficiently.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155083
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume832
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

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