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Table 4 Calculated coefficients for individual hydrocarbons

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

Compound MW (g/mol) Yoil(mol-cell/mol-oil) fs(e--cell/ e--CxHy) h (mol-O2/mol-oil)
Naphthalene (C10H8) 128 0.4531 0.1888 9.7345
1-Methylnaphthalene (C11H10) 142 0.628 0.2326 10.3599
2-Methylnaphthalene (C11H10) 142 0.439 0.1626 11.3049
2-Ethylnaphtalene (C12H12) 156 0.552 0.1840 11.424
Phenanthrene (C14H10) 178 0.6300 0.2250 12.7875
Anthracene (C14H10) 178 0.6300 0.2250 12.7875
Pyrene (C16H10) 202 0.7150 0.1932 14.925
Benzene (C6H6) 78 0.7178 0.4785 3.911
Toluene (C7H8) 92 0.9933 0.5518 4.0335
Xylene (C8H10) 106 0.2345 0.1147 9.3275
  1. Molecular weight of bacterial cells is 113 based on the formula C5H7O2N.