compounds release sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere leading to the
generation of acid rain. Bio-desulphurization technology can be used
to reduce the sulphur prior to the decomposition of fossil fuels.
The use of microbes to desulphurize fossil fuel provides an improved
process of organic sulphur removal before its combustion. In this
study the ability of five bacterial strains (3s5a, 3s17d, 3s20d
3s19d and jpn) to desulfurize oil fractions (e.g. gas oil, naphtha
and oil) was investigated. Optimization of growth conditions such as
ph, temperature; and growth sources (carbon and sulphur) enabled the
identification of desulfurization capability in these strains.