Enhancement of biodegradation of oil adsorbed on fine soils in a bioslurry reactor.

@article{Okuda2007EnhancementOB,
  title={Enhancement of biodegradation of oil adsorbed on fine soils in a bioslurry reactor.},
  author={Tetsuji Okuda and Martha E Alc{\'a}ntara-Gardu{\~n}o and Masahiro Suzuki and Chikara Matsui and Tomohiro Kose and Wataru Nishijima and Mitsumasa Okada},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2007},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={281-6}
}
Techniques for enhancing the biodegradation of oil-contaminated fine soils in a slurry-phase bioreactor were investigated. Using a model system consisting of kaolin particles containing adsorbed n-dodecane as a diesel fuel surrogate, we investigated how increasing the temperature and adding a surfactant and various hydrophobic support media affected the biodegradation rate of n-dodecane. Increasing the temperature from 25 to 35 degrees C decreased the time required for complete degradation of n… CONTINUE READING

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