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Main Title Microbial degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons /
Author Westlake, D. W. S. ; Cook, F. D. ; Johnson, A. M.
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Cook, F. D.
Jobson, A. M.
CORP Author Alberta Univ., Edmonton. ;Research Council of Alberta, Edmonton.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Energy, Minerals and Industry.;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Seattle, WA. Environmental Research Labs.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, Environmental Research Laboratories,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-148
Stock Number PB-288 406
OCLC Number 05351446
Subjects Petroleum--Biodegradation ; Petroleum--Microbiology
Additional Subjects Petroleum products ; Microorganisms ; Degradation ; Sediments ; Sampling ; Temperature ; Sites ; Transport properties ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; Crude oil ; Puget Sound ; Juan de Fuca Strait ; Washington(State) ; Oil pollution ; Oil spills
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EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-148 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/05/2003
EKCD  EPA-600 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 05/04/2021
EKCD  EPA-600/7-78-148 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 09/26/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-148 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-148 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/10/2022
ERAD  EPA 600/7-78-148 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-148 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-288 406 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 65 pages ; 28 cm.
The responses to Prudhoe Bay oil of the microbial populations present in water column, beach and sediment samples representative of the diverse marine shoreline environments found in the northern Puget Sound and Juan de Fuca areas were investigated under laboratory conditions. All sites studied yielded psychrotrophic Bacterial populations which, in the presence of added nitrogen and phosphorus, were able to bring about changes in the n-alkane components of Prudhoe Bay oil. Under laboratory conditions, apparently one-third of the weight of oil was lost by weathering, one-third lost by mineralization due to microbial activity and one-third left as a residue. No changes in Prudhoe Bay oil were observed with nitrogen and phosphorus being absent. Increasing the temperature of incubation resulted in a faster rate of disappearance of n-alkanes present in this oil. Samples from the water column environment showed the greatest seasonal variation in ability to modify Prudhoe Bay oil. Beach samples were quite constant in their ability to yield oil-degrading bacterial populations.
Prepared for the Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under EPA Interagency Agreement No. D6-E693-En ; Program Element No. EHE625-A. "EPA-600/7-78-148"-cover.