Estimating the in situ biodegradation of naphthenic acids in oil sands process waters by HPLC/HRMS.

@article{Han2009EstimatingTI,
  title={Estimating the in situ biodegradation of naphthenic acids in oil sands process waters by HPLC/HRMS.},
  author={Xiumei Han and Michael Mackinnon and Jonathan W Martin},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2009},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={63-70}
}
The oil sands industry in Northern Alberta produces large volumes of oil sands process water (OSPW) containing high concentrations of persistent naphthenic acids (NAs; C(n)H(2n+Z)O(2)). Due to the growing volumes of OSPW that need to be reclaimed, it is important to understand the fate of NAs in aquatic systems. A recent laboratory study revealed several potential markers of microbial biodegradation for NAs; thus here we examined for these signatures in field-aged OSPW on the site of Syncrude… CONTINUE READING

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