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Degradation of diesel fuel in rhizosphere soil

Degradation of diesel fuel in rhizosphere soil

Environmental Engineering Science 18(3): 145-157

ISSN/ISBN: 1092-8758

DOI: 10.1089/109287501750281040

The ability of the plant rhizosphere to decompose diesel range organic (DRO) compounds in soil was studied in a growth chamber. A sandy loam soil was contaminated with 2% (w/w) commercial diesel fuel, and was treated with: (a) mixed NPK fertilizer; (b) urea; (c) glucose; and (d) control (i.e., no additives). Soil was sown with either a grass mix (Poa, Phleum, and Agrostis), a legume mix (Pisum sativum and Trifolium pratense); or no vegetation; and incubated.

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