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Diesel fuel bug

Lewis Conquer lewis.conquer at btinternet.com
Fri Aug 27 12:10:59 EST 1999

The problem of the growth of microorganisms in the "wet bottoms" of fuel
storage tanks is well known.
This can lead to the production of sulphide by sulhate reduction this can
"poison" the fuel. Also the growth of Cladosporium resinae (a fungus) has
caused problems of corrosion caused by galvanic cells at the suface of the
walls of storage tanks

Lewis Conquer

Old Anglo <arthur at scots-land.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:37c43f64.3565325 at news.demon.co.uk...
> A recent phenomenon is the appearance of a 'bug', possibly a bacteria,
that grows in
> diesel fuel.  Has anyone any information on this 'bug' or can anyone point
me in the
> direction of an information source.
> It is a growing problem, especially in the marine environment. A recent
example I have
> come across resulted in the contamination of 1250 liters of diesel fuel in
just 3 days
> after loading.
> Please reply via E-=mail to <arthur at scots-land.demon.co.uk>
> My Web Site:- http://www.ftech.net/~scotland/

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