Degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in two sub-antarctic soils: influence of an oleophilic fertilizer.

@article{Coulon2004DegradationOP,
  title={Degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in two sub-antarctic soils: influence of an oleophilic fertilizer.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Coulon and Emilien Pelletier and Richard St Louis and L{\'e}na{\"i}ck Gourhant and Daniel Delille},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={1893-901}
}
In order to determine the long-term effects of fertilizer on the degradation rate and the toxicity of hydrocarbons in sub-Antarctic soils contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons, a field study was initiated in December 2000 on two different soils of the Kerguelen Islands (69 degrees 42'E, 49 degrees 19'S). The number of hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria (HDB) increased greatly after crude-oil and diesel-fuel contamination, and the fertilizer addition had a favorable effect on HDB growth and… CONTINUE READING

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