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Figure 3 | Geochemical Transactions

Figure 3

From: A new model for the biodegradation kinetics of oil droplets: application to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Figure 3

Predicted evolution of conversion factor X at different initial oil concentrations of dispersed oil droplets. The initial microbial concentration is 2.73 × 104 cells/ml, the mean diameter of oil droplets is 100 μm, and the CV value is 0.8. Compared to the dissolved oil degradation in Figure 2, the early biodegradation is much faster while the later biodegradation rate is much slower.

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