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Main Title Petroleum biodegradation potential of northern Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca environments /
Author Westlake, D. W. S. ; Cook, F. D.
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Cook, F. D.
CORP Author Alberta Univ., Edmonton.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Engineering and Technology.;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Seattle, WA. Environmental Research Labs.
Publisher Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/7-80-133
Stock Number PB81-141137
OCLC Number 07097596
Subjects Petroleum--Biodegradation
Additional Subjects Marine atmosphere ; Microorganisms ; Biodeterioration ; Cargo transportation ; Sites ; Sampling ; Bacteria ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; Canada ; Washington ; Gas chromatography ; Yeasts ; Fungi ; Isotopic labeling ; Oil spills ; Water pollution sampling ; Seattle(Washington) ; Vancouver(Canada)
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NTIS  PB81-141137 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 133 pages : illustrations, maps, tables ; 28 cm.
The oil-degrading activity of the microbial flora present in marine samples from three sites in the northern Puget Sound-Samish Bay, E. Fidalgo and Pt. Partridge and several sites in the Pt. Angeles area were investigated in this study. Activity was measured in terms of changes in the n-alkane and isoprenoid gas chromatographic profile of the saturate fraction and reported in terms of a 'Degradative Capacity Index'. Oil-degrading activity was greatest in areas adjacent to oil refineries and areas of relatively high levels of commercial activity. The levels of nitrogen and phosphorus were the primary environmental factors controlling the activity of the oil-degrading microbial flora. The fact that oil-degrading bacterial populations were readily isolated under enrichment conditions similar to those existing in the natural environment whereas fungi and yeast were only obtained under selective enrichment conditions (i.e. low pH) suggests that bacteria would be the most active group in removing oil spilled from this environment. Oil-degrading populations consisted predominantly of Flavobacterium and Pseudomonas genera with occasional populations containing a predominance of members of Acinetobacter and Alcaligenes genera.
"Department of Microbiology, University of Alberta." "Department of Soil Science and Microbiology, University of Alberta." "March 1980." "Prepared for the MESA (Marine Ecosystems Analysis) Puget Sound Project, Seattle, Washington in partial fulfillment of EPA Interagency Agreement No. D6-E693-EN, Program Element No. EHE625-A." "EPA Project Officer: Clinton W. Hall (EPA/Washington, D. C.)." "NOAA Project Officer: Howard S. Harris (NOAA/Seattle, WA)." "This study was conducted as part of the Federal Interagency Energy/Environment Research and Development Program." Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-116).