Diesel oil degradation in sea water

Bilgin C., Yonsel E.

12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources, Lisboa, Portugal, 26 - 30 September 2005, vol.2, pp.1697-1702 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • City: Lisboa
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.1697-1702
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Annually significant amounts of petroleum and petroleum products are disposed to marine environment. Bioremediation technique tends to be one of the most effective methods to purify the marine environment from petroleum in the future. The efficiency of the bioremediation is highly depended on the environment. Within this study the effects of salinity and temperature over the biodegradation of diesel oil is investigated. As a pilot project area Istinye Bay, located at Bosporus, is chosen. The Bay has been used as a shipyard until recently. It's now used as a yacht harbor. The natural conditions of Istinye Bay are simulated under laboratory conditions. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group.