Accession Number:

AD0291905

Title:

METABOLISM OF CREOSOTE BY CERTAIN MARINE MICRO-ORGANISMS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Report Date:

1962-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Laboratory experiments showed that microorganisms present on creosoted piling in Port Hueneme harbor were found to have the ability to metabolize creosote, causing loss of creosote and producing chemical changes similar to those which occur naturally in creosote exposed in a submerged harbor environment. This metabolism appears to be restricted to the aromatic hydrocarbon components. Two of these, naphthalene and phenanthrene, were shown to be metabolized to a significant extent by certain marine microorganisms.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE