Hydrocarbon Degradation in Caspian Sea Sediment Cores Subjected to Simulated Petroleum Seepage in a Newly Designed Sediment-Oil-Flow-Through System

@inproceedings{Mishra2017HydrocarbonDI,
  title={Hydrocarbon Degradation in Caspian Sea Sediment Cores Subjected to Simulated Petroleum Seepage in a Newly Designed Sediment-Oil-Flow-Through System},
  author={Sonakshi Mishra and Peggy Wefers and Mark T. Schmidt and Katrin Knittel and Martin Krueger and Marion H. Stagars and Tina Treude},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
  year={2017}
}
The microbial community response to petroleum seepage was investigated in a whole round sediment core (16 cm length) collected nearby natural hydrocarbon seepage structures in the Caspian Sea, using a newly developed Sediment-Oil-Flow-Through (SOFT) system. Distinct redox zones established and migrated vertically in the core during the 190 days-long simulated petroleum seepage. Methanogenic petroleum degradation was indicated by an increase in methane concentration from 8 μM in an untreated… CONTINUE READING