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Recent developments in biodesulfurization of fossil fuels.
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PMID:  19475378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The emission of sulfur oxides can have adverse effects on the environment. Biodesulfurization of fossil fuels is attracting more and more attention because such a bioprocess is environmentally friendly. Some techniques of desulfurization have been used or studied to meet the stricter limitation on sulfur content in China. Recent advances have demonstrated the mechanism and developments for biodesulfurization of gasoline, diesel and crude oils by free cells or immobilized cells. Genetic technology was also used to improve sulfur removal efficiencies. In this review, we summarize recent progress mainly in China on petroleum biodesulfurization.
Authors:
Ping Xu; Jinhui Feng; Bo Yu; Fuli Li; Cuiqing Ma
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in biochemical engineering/biotechnology     Volume:  113     ISSN:  1616-8542     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Biochem. Eng. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8307733     Medline TA:  Adv Biochem Eng Biotechnol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, Ministry of Education, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, 200240, People's Republic of China, pingxu@sjtu.edu.cn.
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