Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Kavanaugh, Rathi G. URN etd-11152013-040528 Title Inhibition of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans using antibiotics and antibacterial substances Degree Master of Science Department Environmental Science and Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Joseph H. Sherrard Committee Chair Andrea M. Dietrich Committee Member Clifford W. Randall Committee Member Keywords
- Acid mine drainage
Date of Defense 1988-09-05 Availability restricted AbstractLaboratory experiment: were carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of antibacterial substances and antibiotics against Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, the
organisms responsible for bacterial mediated acidic mine drainage. Twenty two antibiotics (obtained from Lilly and Co.) and two antibacterial substances were added to bacterial culture ATCC 19859 grown in 9K medium.
Appropriate controls were maintained. Inhibition of iron oxidizing bacteria was recorded in terms of changes in Eh of the medium treated with the compound.
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