Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2008 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 11 No. 1, Issue of January 15, 2008
 


Table 2. Essential soil characteristics for Option 1: different levels of nutrients. (Results represent mean ± standard deviation of three replicates).


WAR
Cell

0

2

6

0

2

6

0

2

6

0

2

6

0

2

6

% Moisture
by mass

Total hydrocarbon
content (mg/kg)

% Organic Carbon

% Total Nitrogen

THB count
(x 105 cfu/ml)

A

10 ± 1

12 ± 2

14 ± 2

14 707.5 ± 20

4835.6 ± 80

530.5 ± 60

0.32 ± 0.02

0.26 ± 0.02

0.14 ± 0.02

0.19 ± 0.02

0.09 ± 0.01

0.03 ± 0.002

3.5 ± 0.05

18.6 ± 0.10

26.8 ± 0.10

B

11 ± 1

14 ± 1

15 ± 1

10 259.6 ± 50

4100.4 ± 160

1043.8 ± 160

0.34 ± 0.04

0.27 ± 0.01

0.18 ± 0.02

0.21 ± 0.02

0.07 ± 0.01

0.03 ± 0.002

6.2 ± 0.10

16.2 ± 0.08

26.4 ± 0.06

C

10 ± 1

13 ± 1

15 ± 1

15 414.2 ± 150

5597.2 ± 180

1202.0 ± 150

0.39 ± 0.05

0.28 ± 0.02

0.24 ± 0.03

0.19 ± 0.03

0.07 ± 0.05

0.04 ± 0.002

5.9 ± 0.06

17.0 ± 0.10

28.4 ± 0.05

D

16 ± 2

18 ± 2

17 ± 2

14 070.2 ± 120

3007.6 ± 150

6581.0 ± 200

0.41 ± 0.04

0.32 ± 0.06

0.20 ± 0.06

0.24 ± 0.01

0.09 ± 0.03

0.04 ± 0.003

10.1 ± 0.10

19.4 ± 0.25

28.4 ± 0.15

E

15 ± 1

18 ± 1

18 ± 2

13 089.0 ± 180

1659.4 ± 140

5236.7 ± 180

0.40 ± 0.03

0.31 ± 0.01

0.25 ± 0.03

0.22 ± 0.04

0.07 ± 0.02

0.04 ± 0.005

4.8 ± 0.20

19.6 ± 0.20

21.0 ± 0.06

Cell: (A) 50 g; (B) 75 g; (C) 100 g; (D) 150 g; (E) 200 g (of 20-10-10 NPK fertilizer).
WAR: Week(s) after remediation.
THB: Total heterotrophic bacteria.
cfu/ml: Colony forming unit per millilitre.


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