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Comparison of diagnostic tools and molecular based techniques for the rapid identification of Escherichia coli and coliforms in contaminated river water
(Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2013)
Water is an important daily requirement and in a clean, pure form, it promotes health and well-being. In addition to South Africa being one of the driest countries in the world, water availability is also being compromised ...
Investigation into the bacterial contamination in a spring water distribution system and the application of bioremediation as treatment technology
(Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2008)
Spring water bottled and sold for human consumption can only be subjected to certain treatment processes such as separation from unstable constituents by decantation, filtration and aeration, ultraviolet irradiation and ...
Olive wastewater bioremediation using a rotating biological contactor (RBC)
(Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2012)
The expansion of the South African olive processing industry has brought an increased threat to the environment. More production activities lead to more wastewater generation that requires more costly treatment. Regulatory ...
Bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in water using indigenous microbes of Diep- and Plankenburg Rivers, Western Cape, South Africa
(Cape Peninisula University of Technology, 2015)
This study was conducted to investigate the occurrence of PAH degrading microorganisms in two river systems in the Western Cape, South Africa, and their ability to degrade two PAH compounds (acenaphthene and fluorene). A ...
Enhanced biosurfactant production by Bacillus licheniformis stk 01 for hydrocarbons targeted for bioremediation
(Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2016)
Environmental remediation of organic and inorganic contaminants such as hydrocarbons has been a research focus area of interest. Chemical surfactants have been extensively used for the remediation of contaminated sites for ...
Perfluorooctane acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in the Plankenburg (Stellenbosch) and Diep (Milnerton) Rivers, and potential remediation using vitis vinifera leaf litter
(Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2017)
This study represents the first monitoring campaign to assess the seasonal trend of nine perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in surface water and sediment from the Plankenburg and Diep Rivers in the Western Cape, South Africa. ...