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Title (Primary) Biodegradation of diesel/biodiesel blends in saturated sand microcosms
Author Lisiecki, P.; Chrzanowski, Ł.; Szulc, A.; Ławniczak, Ł.; Białas, W.; Dziadas, M.; Owsianiak, M.; Staniewski, J.; Cyplik, P.; Marecik, R.; Jeleń, H.; Heipieper, H.J.;
Journal Fuel
Year 2014
Department UBT;
Volume 116
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T41;
Keywords Biodegradation; Biodiesel; Diesel fuel; Hydrocarbon fractions; Community dynamics
UFZ wide themes RU3;

The aim of the study was to evaluate the biodegradation extent of both aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbon fractions in saturated sandy microcosm spiked with diesel/biodiesel blends (D, B10, B20, B30, B40, B50, B60, B70, B80, B90 and B100, where D is commercial petroleum diesel fuel and B is commercial biodiesel blend) augmented with a bacterial consortium of petroleum degraders. The biodegradation kinetics for blends were evaluated based on measuring the amount of emitted CO2 after 578 days. Subsequently, the residual aromatic and aliphatic fractions were separated and determined by employing GC-FID and GC × GC–TOF-MS. Additionally, the influence of biodiesel-amendment on the community dynamics was assessed based on the results of real-time PCR analyzes. Our results suggest that the biodegradation extents of both aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbon were uninfluenced by the addition of biodiesel, regardless of the concentration used. This observation leads to the conclusion that blending with biodiesel does not impact the long-term biodegradation of specific diesel oil fractions.

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Lisiecki, P., Chrzanowski, Ł., Szulc, A., Ławniczak, Ł., Białas, W., Dziadas, M., Owsianiak, M., Staniewski, J., Cyplik, P., Marecik, R., Jeleń, H., Heipieper, H.J. (2014):
Biodegradation of diesel/biodiesel blends in saturated sand microcosms
Fuel 116 , 321 - 327