Accession Number : ADA197683

Title :   Environmental Fate and Effects of Shale-Derived Jet Fuel.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 84-Mar 86,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LAB GULF BREEZE FL

Personal Author(s) : Pritchard, P. H. ; Maziarz, T. P. ; Mueller, L. H. ; Bourquin, A. W.

Report Date : JUN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : Tests were conducted to compare the environmental fate of shale oil-derived jet fuel with that of petroleum-derived jet fuel. These tests included chemical characterization of the fuels, and the water-soluble fraction of each fuel, also measurement of volatilization and biodegradation rates in laboratory systems designed to simulate three disparate aquatic environments. No major differences in the volatilization and biodegradation rates of the two fuels were found. Differences in composition were generally small and should not cause the behavior of the fuels in aquatic environments to differ. Keywords: Biodegradation, Jet fuel, Shale-derived fuel. (jes)

Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR, BIODETERIORATION, ENVIRONMENTS, FUELS, JET ENGINE FUELS, LABORATORIES, MEASUREMENT, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, RATES, SHALE, VOLATILITY, WATER.

Subject Categories : Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE