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Title (Primary) The Prestige Oil Spill. 2. enhanced biodegradation of a heavy fuel oil under field conditions by the use of an oleophilic fertilizer
Author Jiménez, N.; Viñas, M.; Sabate, J.; Diez, S.; Bayona, J.M.; Solanas, A.M.; Albaiges, J.;
Journal Environmental Science & Technology
Year 2006
Department ISOBIO;
Volume 40
Issue 8
Language englisch;
Abstract

A field bioremediation assay using the oleophilic fertilizer S200 was carried out 10 months after the Prestige heavy fuel-oil spill on a beach of the Cantabrian coast (North Spain). The field survey showed that S200 significantly enhanced the biodegradation rate, particularly of high molecular weight n-alkanes, alkylcyclohexanes, and benzenes, and alkylated PAHs, paralleling the results previously found in vitro. The most significant molecular bioremediation indicators were the depletion of diasteranes and C-27 sterane components. Enhanced isomeric selectivity was also observed within the C1-phenanthrenes and dibenzothiophenes. Through the analysis of some target aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons a number of chemical indicators for assessing the efficiency of field bioremediation as well as identifying the source of highly weathered samples collected in the area after the spill are defined.

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Jiménez, N., Viñas, M., Sabate, J., Diez, S., Bayona, J.M., Solanas, A.M., Albaiges, J. (2006):
The Prestige Oil Spill. 2. enhanced biodegradation of a heavy fuel oil under field conditions by the use of an oleophilic fertilizer
Environ. Sci. Technol. 40 (8), 2578 - 2585