Indigenous microbes survive in situ ozonation improving biodegradation of dissolved organic matter in aged oil sands process-affected waters.

@article{Brown2013IndigenousMS,
  title={Indigenous microbes survive in situ ozonation improving biodegradation of dissolved organic matter in aged oil sands process-affected waters.},
  author={Lisa D. Brown and Le{\'o}nidas A P{\'e}rez-Estrada and Nan Wang and Mohamed Gamal El-Din and Jonathan W Martin and Phillip M. Fedorak and Ania Ulrich},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2013},
  volume={93 11},
  pages={2748-55}
}
The oil sands industry faces significant challenges in developing effective remediation technologies for process-affected water stored in tailings ponds. Naphthenic acids, a complex mixture of cycloaliphatic carboxylic acids, have been of particular concern because they concentrate in tailings ponds and are a component of the acutely toxic fraction of process water. Ozone treatment has been demonstrated as an effective means of rapidly degrading naphthenic acids, reducing process water toxicity… CONTINUE READING