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Figure 6

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

Figure 6

Predicted evolution of conversion factor X, total microbial biomass, and cell density with different maximum microbial densities at the water-oil interface and with different mean oil droplet size. Left column: Effects of maximum cell density with the oil droplet mean diameter of 100 μm. Right column: Effects of maximum cell density with the oil droplet mean diameter of 10 μm. Initial microbial and oil concentrations are 2.73 × 103 cells/ml and 0.4 mg/L, respectively. The value of CV is 1.4.

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