Petroleum asphaltenes: generated problematic and possible biodegradation mechanisms.

@article{PinedaFlores2001PetroleumAG,
  title={Petroleum asphaltenes: generated problematic and possible biodegradation mechanisms.},
  author={Gabriel Pineda-Flores and Ana Mar{\'i}a Mesta-Howard},
  journal={Revista latinoamericana de microbiologia},
  year={2001},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={143-50}
}
Petroleum asphaltenes are hydrocarbons that present an extremely complex molecular structure. They are conformed by different proportions of nitrogen, sulfur and oxygen. These compounds cause diverse problems like the blockage of crude oil extraction and transport pipes, the reduction of their economic use and the pollution of ecosystems. Biodegradation of… CONTINUE READING