The prestige oil spill. I. Biodegradation of a heavy fuel oil under simulated conditions.

@article{Dez2005ThePO,
  title={The prestige oil spill. I. Biodegradation of a heavy fuel oil under simulated conditions.},
  author={Sergi D{\'i}ez and Jordi Sabatt{\'e} and M. Fern{\'a}ndez Vi{\~n}as and Josep Mar{\'i}a Bayona and Anna Maria Solanas and Joan Albaig{\'e}s},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={2203-17}
}
In vitro biodegradation of the Prestige heavy fuel oil has been carried out using two microbial consortia obtained by enrichment in different substrates to simulate its environmental fate and potential utility for bioremediation. Different conditions, such as incubation time (i.e., 20 or 40 d), oil weathering, and addition of an oleophilic fertilizer (S200), were evaluated. Weathering slowed down the degradation of the fuel oil, probably because of the loss of lower and more labile components… CONTINUE READING