Paper Title:Biodegradation of used engine oil using Actinobateria


The objective of this work is to study the biodegradation of used lubrication oil by actinobacteria. The culture was collected from the soil samples taken from Muthupettai, a marshy land. Various strains of bacteria were extracted and introduced into the sample (used engine oil). The samples were given continuous movement and constant temperature in shaking incubator for a month. Result was observed by FTIR Method twice, at an interval of 15 days once. There was a prominent degradation of oil at the of 30 days and the superficial bacterial strain also identified.

Keywords:Used engine oil, Actinobateria, Banshell Hans meium, FTIR , Degradation of bonds.