Volatile hydrocarbon biodegradation by a mixed-bacterial culture during growth on crude oil

@article{Hamme2001VolatileHB,
  title={Volatile hydrocarbon biodegradation by a mixed-bacterial culture during growth on crude oil},
  author={Jonathan D. Van Hamme and Owen P. Ward},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2001},
  volume={26},
  pages={356-362}
}
Volatile hydrocarbon biodegradation by a mixed-bacterial culture during growth on Bow River crude oil was investigated using solid phase microextraction (SPME). Inoculum treatments were examined in relation to C5–C11 hydrocarbon degradation. Up to 1600 mg/l biomass (dry weight) was tested without achieving significant volatile hydrocarbon partitioning and affecting analysis. Inoculum age rather than concentration had the most profound impact on biodegradation. When late log phase crude oil… CONTINUE READING