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dc.creatorOverfelt, Theodora May
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-09T18:29:14Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-09T18:29:14Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/14074
dc.description.abstract The biosurfactant produced by a common soil isolate, Rhodococcus species H13-A (Rhodococcus erythropolis), is effective in removing residual hexadecane, a representative light non-aqueous phase liquid, from sand packed columns. Increased removal occurs at capillary numbers in the range of 10$\sp{-3}$ to 10$\sp{-2}$. While the results are inconclusive, the biosurfactant appears to increase mobilization of residual hexadecane comparable to a commercial surfactant, 1.2% (w/w) Neodol 25-9 in mineral salt solution, with a similar interfacial tension.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectChemical engineering
dc.title Removal of residual hexadecane from sand columns using neodol 25-9 and a biosurfactant isolated from Rhodococcus species H13-A
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Overfelt, Theodora May. "Removal of residual hexadecane from sand columns using neodol 25-9 and a biosurfactant isolated from Rhodococcus species H13-A." (1996) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/14074.


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