Depletion and biodegradation of hydrocarbons in dispersions and emulsions of the Macondo 252 oil generated in an oil-on-seawater mesocosm flume basin.

@article{Brakstad2014DepletionAB,
  title={Depletion and biodegradation of hydrocarbons in dispersions and emulsions of the Macondo 252 oil generated in an oil-on-seawater mesocosm flume basin.},
  author={Odd Gunnar Brakstad and Per S Daling and Liv-G Faksness and Inger Kjersti Alm{\aa}s and Siv-H Vang and Line Syslak and Frode Leirvik},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={84 1-2},
  pages={125-34}
}
Physically and chemically (Corexit 9500) generated Macondo 252 oil dispersions, or emulsions (no Corexit), were prepared in an oil-on-seawater mesocosm flume basin at 30-32 °C, and studies of oil compound depletion performed for up to 15 days. The use of Corexit 9500 resulted in smaller median droplet size than in a physically generated dispersion. Rapid evaporation of low boiling point oil compounds (C⩽15) appeared in all the experiments. Biodegradation appeared to be an important depletion… CONTINUE READING