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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title The Degradation of Oil in Continuous Culture.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Pritchard, P. H.
Starr, T. J.
Publisher Defense Technical Information Center
Year Published 1974
OCLC Number 227588697
Subjects Oils. ; Biodeterioration. ; Hydrocarbons. ; Marine biology. ; Water pollution. ; Toxicity. ; Microorganisms. ; Bioassay. ; Gas chromatography. ; Microbiology. ; Water Pollution and Control.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCD  DCS AD 780 234 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 02/27/2017
Collation 79 pages
Contents Notes
A continuous culture system has been developed and tested for its usefulness in studying the degradation of oil and hydrocarbons. Both octane and diesel oil have been degraded in this system at measurable rates. Changes in these substrates and in the bacteria attacking them could be readily monitored and characterized. Oil and hydrocarbons could be degraded without mechanical dispersion and continuous culture enrichments were readily obtained as part of the degradation process. Sequential continuous culture systems have also been developed and tested successfully. An artificial oil has been developed to aid in the study of the bacterial mechanisms for degrading oil. A successful fish embryo bioassay has been developed and it has been shown that water extracts of oil and toluene interfere with embryological development. Oil degradation products also interfere with development but in a different manner. (Author).