Limits to Petroleum Degradation. Name the 3 most common things that most often limit in situ petroleum hydrocarbon degradation. Nitrogen Phosphorus Oxygen. Oxidation/Reduction Reactions. Hydrocarbon biodegradation is essentially an oxidation/reduction reaction
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Name the 3 most common things that most often limit in situ petroleum hydrocarbon degradation
hydrocarbon + electron acceptor + microorganisms + nutrients carbon dioxide + microorganisms + waste products
Electron acceptors include: O2, NO3-, iron oxides (Fe(OH)3), SO42-, H2O
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
biphenyl type benzenoid ring
Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylene
Microbial biocatalytic reactions and biodegradation pathways primarily for xenobiotic, chemical compounds.
-Catalyzes over 108 reactions
1. Monocyclic aromatics 2. Fused Aromatics
3. Linked aromatics 4. Miscellaneous
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