BIOB: a mathematical model for the biodegradation of low solubility hydrocarbons.

@article{Geng2014BIOBAM,
  title={BIOB: a mathematical model for the biodegradation of low solubility hydrocarbons.},
  author={Xiaolong Geng and Michel C. Boufadel and Yves Robert Personna and K. W. E. Lee and David T Tsao and Erik D Demicco},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={138-47}
}
Modeling oil biodegradation is an important step in predicting the long term fate of oil on beaches. Unfortunately, existing models do not account mechanistically for environmental factors, such as pore water nutrient concentration, affecting oil biodegradation, rather in an empirical way. We present herein a numerical model, BIOB, to simulate the biodegradation of insoluble attached hydrocarbon. The model was used to simulate an experimental oil spill on a sand beach. The biodegradation… CONTINUE READING