Emulsification of hydrocarbons by subsurface bacteria

  title={Emulsification of hydrocarbons by subsurface bacteria},
  author={Donna S. Francy and J Mathew Thomas and Robert L Raymond and Clay H. Ward},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology},
Biosurfactants have potential for use in enhancement of in situ biorestoration by increasing the bioavailability of contaminants. Microorganisms isolated from biostimulated, contaminated and uncontaminated zones at the site of an aviation fuel spill and hydrocarbon-degrading microorganisms isolated from sites contaminated with unleaded gasoline were examined for their abilities to emulsify petroleum hydrocarbons. Emulsifying ability was quantified by a method involving agitation and visual… CONTINUE READING


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