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- An overview of biodiesel soil pollution: Data based on cytotoxicity and genotoxicity assessments
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Fed Environm Agcy
- Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
- FAPESP: 07/04304-3
- Biodiesel production has received considerable attention in the recent past as a nonpolluting fuel. However, this assertion has been based on its biodegradability and reduction in exhaust emissions. Assessments of water and soil biodiesel pollution are still limited. Spill simulation with biodiesel and their diesel blends in soils were carried out, aiming at analyzing their cytotoxic and genotoxic potentials. While the cytotoxicity observed may be related to diesel contaminants, the genotoxic and mutagenic effects can be ascribed to biodiesel pollutants. Thus, taking into account that our data stressed harmful effects on organisms exposed to biodiesel-polluted soils, the designation of this biofuel as an environmental-friendly fuel should be carefully reviewed to assure environmental quality. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Journal of Hazardous Materials. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 199, p. 343-349, 2012.
- Elsevier B.V.
- Soil contamination
- Soybean biodiesel
- Biodiesel and diesel blends
- Salmonella mutagenicity assay
- Flow cytometry-based in vitro MN assay
- Cell death processes
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