Bioremediation by Oil Eating Bacteria

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Price: $199 + GST
Model Number: 956


For 10 Groups.

After establishment of cultures, lab requires 50 min. (Can be done over several days or weeks).

 Oil spills cause devastation to the environment killing sea life, birds, and coastal plants. Spraying areas of contamination with oil-eating microbes accelerates the degradation of the oil. This process is known as bioremediation. In this open-ended experiment, students will grow a mixture of oil-eating bacteria and observe their effectiveness at degrading a variety of oils.

 Kit includes:

  • Instructions
  • Oil-eating bacteria
  • Growth medium
  • Pipets

 Requirements:

  • Shaking incubation oven (optional) or stir plate and stir bars
  • Growth flasks
  • Vegetable oil (or other food oils)