Fundamentals of Microbiological Contamination of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels 630121

A brief review of the problems associated with the modification of liquid hydrocarbon fuels by contaminants is given. The role of the bacteria and fungi in this process is considered. Emphasis is placed on the role of the organisms in modification and utilization of the environments in maintaining a dynamic environment which permits continually changing populations of organisms to flourish. Possibilities of the interactions between separate groups of organisms and other contaminants in this environment are considered. The end results of these dynamic processes are discussed in relation to the practical field problems of fuel handling and storage.


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