The ability of selected bacterial isolates to utilise components of synthetic metal-working fluids as sole sources of carbon and nitrogen for growth

Buers, K.L.M. and Prince, E.L. and Knowles, C.J. (1997) The ability of selected bacterial isolates to utilise components of synthetic metal-working fluids as sole sources of carbon and nitrogen for growth. Biotechnology Letters, 19 (8). pp. 791-794. ISSN 0141-5492. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A total of 24 bacterial isolates able to grow on metal-working fluids were obtained from soil or metal-working fluids (both in-use and heavily contaminated fluids). Pure cultures of the isolates were tested for their ability to degrade a selection of components, including berate esters, phosphate ester, biocide and triethanolamine, typically found in synthetic metal-working fluids. All components, when present at a level equivalent to half that found in an in-use metal-working fluid, supported growth when utilised as the sole source of carbon and/or nitrogen. Each component was degraded by at least 50% by an individual isolate within 120 hours in batch liquid culture.

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