Carbon Balance and Modelling of Oil Degradation in Soil Bioreactors

  • S. Lotter
  • J. Heerenklage
  • R. Stegmann


Biological treatment is a useful tool for mineral oil contaminations as they are easily biodegradable. Numerous publications about oil degradation are available and many remediations have been carried out. However, to date, there is little information about carbon mass balances and carbon turnover of oil in soil.


Biomass Concentration Balance Parameter Carbon Turnover Carbon Mass Balance Oxygen Carbon Dioxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Lotter
    • 1
  • J. Heerenklage
    • 2
  • R. Stegmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Bundesverband der deutschen Zementindustrie e.V., ImmenhofHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Waste ManagementTechnical University Hamburg-HarburgHamburgGermany

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