Accession Number:

ADA413153

Title:

Intrinsic Anaerobic Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons in Contaminated Marine Sediments

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1998-30 Sep 2002

Corporate Author:

OKLAHOMA UNIV NORMAN SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Report Date:

2003-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Microbial cultures, capable of anaerobic hydrocarbon degradation were obtained from the anaerobic marine sediments in San Diego Bay Paleta Creek sediments Using n-alkanes from C6 to C12, alkyl-benzenes toluene, ethylbenzene, 0-, m-, and p-xylene isomers, and alkyl-cycloalkanes ethyl cyclopentane, in conjunction with C13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry some of the hydrocarbon compounds were labeled with either 2H and C13-nuclei, anaerobic biodegradation reaction pathways and metabolite structures were identified and characterized.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE