Comparison of Diluted Bitumen (Dilbit) and Conventional Crude Oil Toxicity to Developing Zebrafish.

@article{Philibert2016ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of Diluted Bitumen (Dilbit) and Conventional Crude Oil Toxicity to Developing Zebrafish.},
  author={Danielle A Philibert and Clara P Philibert and Carlie Lewis and Keith B Tierney},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2016},
  volume={50 11},
  pages={6091-8}
}
To facilitate pipeline transport of bitumen, it is diluted with natural gas condensate, and the resulting mixture, "dilbit", differs greatly in chemical composition to conventional crude oil. Despite the risk of accidental dilbit release, the effects of dilbit on aquatic animals are largely unknown. In this study, we compared the toxicity of water accommodated fractions (WAFs) of dilbit and two conventional crude oils, medium sour composite and mixed sweet blend, to developing zebrafish… CONTINUE READING