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Edvotek™ Bioremediation by Oil-eating Bacteria

Examine the process by which compounds are broken down by microbes.

Supplier:  Edvotek™ 956

Catalog No. S68637

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Includes:  instructions, oil-eating microbes (powder), growth media, petri plates, 1N HCl, 1M NaOH, tetrazolium indicator powder, pH paper, and pipets

Requires :
  • Shaking incubation oven or stirrer and stir bars
  • Autoclave
  • Vegetable oil and other food oils



Bioremediation enhances this natural process to mitigate the effects of oil spills or other pollution events.

  • Grow a mixture of oil-eating bacteria
  • Demonstrate how their enzymes digest hydrocarbon molecules, promoting degradation



Simulation Kit
Instructions, oil eating bacteria, growth medium, pipets
Room temperature
To demonstrate bioremediation by oil eating bacteria
50 min.
10 Lab Groups
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