STUDIES OF BIODEGRADATION OF PETROLEUM, OIL AND LUBRICANTS (P.O.L.)

Authors
  1. Henderson, L.S.
  2. Spence, M.R.
  3. White, L.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
The degradation of a naval fuel oil, designated 3-GP-11, by microorganisms isolated from samples of soil from the Tilley, Alberta, area is described. Disappearance of oil from the medium was followed by ultraviolet and infrared spectroscopy, as well as by gas chromatographic means. The relative merit and shortcomings of these methods are discussed. Gas chromatography was found to be the most suitable method for analysis. A mixed culture of microorganisms was shown to degrade this oil very rapidly at 30 and 37 degrees C.
Report Number
TN-344 —
Date of publication
15 Nov 1974
Number of Pages
21
DSTKIM No
75-02832
CANDIS No
26005
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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