Foam production as a side effect of an offshore liquefied natural gas terminal: how do plankton deal with it?

@article{Franzo2015FoamPA,
  title={Foam production as a side effect of an offshore liquefied natural gas terminal: how do plankton deal with it?},
  author={A. Franzo and A. Karuza and M. Celussi and D. Fornasaro and A. Beran and E. Di Poi and P. del Negro},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={8763-8772}
}
The future growing demand of fossil fuels likely will lead to an increased deployment of liquefied natural gas terminals. However, some concerns exist about their possible effects on the marine environment and biota. Such plants showed to cause the production of foam, as occurred at the still operative terminal of Porto Viro (northern Adriatic Sea). Here, we present results from two microcosm experiments focused on the effects of such foam on microbially mediated degradation processes and its… Expand
Chemical composition and surfactant characteristics of marine foams investigated by means of UV-vis, FTIR and FTNIR spectroscopy
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It is suggested that all the living organisms of the marine environment can give contributions to the chemical composition of foams and in addition, contributions from the organic matter of living organisms. Expand

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