Photo-oxidation of biodegraded crude oil and toxicity of the photo-oxidized products.

@article{Maki2001PhotooxidationOB,
  title={Photo-oxidation of biodegraded crude oil and toxicity of the photo-oxidized products.},
  author={Hitomi Maki and Tamami Sasaki and Shigeaki Harayama},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={1145-51}
}
We investigated the physicochemical changes resulting from irradiation by sunlight of biodegraded crude oil. An Arabian light crude oil sample was first subjected to microbial degradation. n-Alkanes and aromatic compounds such as naphthalenes, fluorenes, dibenzothiophenes and phenanthrenes possessing short, alkyl side chain(s) were almost completely degraded, while the contents of the saturated and aromatic fractions were reduced by 70% and 40%, respectively. This biodegraded oil was then… CONTINUE READING

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