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Table 1 Kinetic parameters for representative hydrocarbon compounds

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

Compound μ (h-1) Ks(g-oil/m3) Yoil(g-cell/g-oil) Reference
Naphthalene (C10H8) 0.256 0.57 0.4 [26]
1-Methylnaphthalene (C11H10) 0.310 5.3 0.5 [26]
2-Methylnaphthalene (C11H10) 0.240 3.1 0.4 [26]
2-Ethylnaphthalene (C12H12) 0.240 2.7 0.4 [26]
Phenanthrene (C14H10) 0.240 2.2 0.4 [26]
Anthracene (C14H10) 0.240 2.5 0.4 [26]
Pyrene (C16H10) 0.240 0.69 0.4 [26]
Benzene (C6H6) 0.335 3.17 1.04 [41]
Toluene (C7H8) 0.543 1.96 1.22 [41]
Xylene (C8H10) 0.535 4.55 0.25 [41]