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Development of environmentally benign, sustainable industrial technologies for the remediation of industrial wastes and petrochemicals contaminated sites using newly isolated and designed microorganisms.

Objective

Due to oil recovery and processing and the production of petrochemicals, many places in the Russian Federation are heavily polluted by crude oil components, especially polyaromatic hydrocarbons, diesel oil and petrochemicals. This is mainly due to the fact that many of the corresponding factories have no modern technologies for industrial waste water treatment. The objective of the present project is to create environmentally sustainable technologies for bioremediation at petroleum contaminated soils and waters and for purification of natural and industrial contaminated waters. This, by the use of newly isolated strains and microbial communities and genetically modified micro organisms, thereby creating innovative ecologically acceptable technologies. To perform this multidisciplinary bioremediation task, the project combines experts from Western European and NIS/CEECs countries in the field of microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry and molecular biology, as we as a Russian partner from the oil refinery industry.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
3,Dreijenlaan 3
6703 HA Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (5)

FREIBERG UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Leipziger Strasse 29
09599 Freiberg
INSTITUTE OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
5,Nauka Prospect 5
142292 Pushchino
JSC NIZHNEKAMSKNEFTEKHIM
Russia
Address

423554 Nizhnekamsk/tatarstan
KAZAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
Address
Kremlevskaya, 18
420008 Kazan
UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
Italy
Address
Via Gino Capponi 7
50121 Firenze