Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 3 Oxidation reactions of hydrocarbon compounds without including microbial growth

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

Compound Reaction
Naphthalene (C10H8) C10H8 + 12O2 → 4H2O + 10CO2
1-Methylnaphthalene (C11H10) C11H10 + 13.5O2 → 5H2O + 11CO2
2-Methylnaphthalene (C11H10) C11H10 + 13.5O2 → 5H2O + 11CO2
2-Ethylnaphtalene (C12H12) C12H12 + 14O2 → 6H2O + 12CO2
Phenanthrene (C14H10) C14H10 + 16.5O2 → 5H2O + 14CO2
Anthracene (C14H10) C14H10 + 16.5O2 → 5H2O + 14CO2
Pyrene (C16H10) C16H10 + 18.5O2 → 5H2O + 16CO2
Benzene (C6H6) C6H6 + 7.5O2 → 3H2O + 6CO2
Toluene (C7H8) C7H8 + 9O2 → 4H2O + 7CO2
Xylene (C8H10) C8H10 + 10.5O2 → 5H2O + 8CO2