13. Biodegradation of Lubricating Oil

  1. James G. Speight1 and
  2. Karuna K. Arjoon2

Published Online: 26 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118528471.ch13

Bioremediation of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

Bioremediation of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

How to Cite

Speight, J. G. and Arjoon, K. K. (2012) Biodegradation of Lubricating Oil, in Bioremediation of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118528471.ch13

Author Information

  1. 1

    CD&W Inc., Laramie, Wyoming, USA

  2. 2

    KKA Associates, California, Trinidad and Tobago

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470938492

Online ISBN: 9781118528471

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Keywords:

  • lubricating oil;
  • thermal stability;
  • petroleum-based oils;
  • synthetic lubricating oil;
  • vegetable oils

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Identity and Origin of Lubricating Oil

  • Composition and Properties of Lubricating Oil

  • Biodegradation of Lubricating Oils

  • Bioremediation – The Challenge

  • Conclusion