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biodegradation of heavy oils

Lesley Robertson l.a.robertson at tnw.tudelft.nl
Mon Oct 21 03:40:24 EST 2002


<alex_agria at yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:20021019080705.10816.qmail at ww02.hostica.com...
> Hi!
> I wonder what do you think about degradation of heavy fractions of oil by
thermophiles (temperature under 65 deg)? Is it really possible?
> Alex.
>
Yes. Some bugs can do it - a consortium does best. A search on Google using
oil, degradation and thermophile turned up 165 hits, which would be a good
starting place. Last time I looked (about 5 years ago), there were some US
Enviroment Protection Agency articles on mesophiles - by now they may have
published on thermophiles as well.
Lesley Robertson






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