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Main Title Biodegradation of Jet Fuel by Aquatic Microbial Communities.
Author Spain, J. C. ; Sommerville, C. C. ;
CORP Author Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Dept. of Biology.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-809370; EPA/600/D-85/084;
Stock Number PB85-191971
Additional Subjects Biodeteriation ; Petroleum products ; Environmental surveys ; Microorganisms ; Jet engine fuels ; Experimental design ; Concentration(Composition) ; Water pollution ; Transport properties ; Assessments ; Sorption ; Benzene ; Toluene ; Xylene ; Path of pollutants
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NTIS  PB85-191971 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
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Abstract
This paper describes laboratory experiments that studied the fate of jet fuel in several types of situations that could be encountered in the field. Benzene, toluene, and p-xylene were the only components of the fuel that dissolved in the water to significant concentrations. All three compounds volatilized within 24 h and, thus, did not remain in the water long enough for microbial degradation to affect their fate. Inclusion of sediment (500 mg/l dry weight) did not retard the disappearance of the fuel components, and rates of disappearance were identical in controls sterilized with HgCl2.