Bioremediation of Unsaturated Saline Soil

M. Azizul Moqsud, Y. Kodama, K. Omine, N. Yasufuku

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Salinity of soil is a serious problem all over the world. The high content of salt causes the soil unsuitable for crop production and ultimately makes the soil unproductive in many parts of the world. In this current research, a laboratory test has been conducted to reduce the salinity of the soil by using different kind of bacteria. The unsaturated soil sample has been prepared after soaking in the artificial seawater for 3 days and dried. The unsaturated saline soil put in the acrylic column container and mixed with the different microorganisms for possible bioremediation. The sample was collected and measured the electrical conductivity regularly at different specified depths by using a portable electrical conductivity meter. It was found that the electrical conductivity has been reduced with the help of the bacterial activities. The collective microorganisms (Azizul 1) was the most efficient to reduce the salinity by comparing the individual microorganism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Special Publication
EditorsLaureano R. Hoyos, John S. McCartney, Sandra L. Houston, William J. Likos
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages8
EditionGSP 302
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481677, 9780784481684, 9780784481691, 9780784481707
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2nd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils: Applications, PanAm-UNSAT 2017 - Dallas, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2017Nov 15 2017

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
NumberGSP 302
ISSN (Print)0895-0563


Other2nd Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils: Applications, PanAm-UNSAT 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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