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Figure 7

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

Figure 7

Predicted effect of oil composition on the biodegradation kinetics. Left: the initial microbial concentration is 2.73 × 102 cells/ml; Right: the initial microbial concentration is 2.73 × 104 cells/ml. Oil is composed of alkanes (heneicosane), BETX, and PAHs. The mean diameter of oil droplets is 100 μm, oil concentration is 0.4 mg/L, and the value of CV is 0.8.

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