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An overview of biodiesel soil pollution: Data based on cytotoxicity and genotoxicity assessments

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Leme, Daniela Morais [1] ; Grummt, Tamara [2] ; Heinze, Rita [2] ; Sehr, Andrea [2] ; Renz, Sylvia [2] ; Reinel, Sissy [2] ; de Oliveira, Danielle Palma [3] ; Ferraz, Elisa R. A. [3] ; Rodrigues de Marchi, Mary Rosa [4] ; Machado, Marcos Canto [4] ; Zocolo, Guilherme Juliao [4] ; Marin-Morales, Maria Aparecida [1]
Total Authors: 12
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Dept Biol, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Environm Agcy, Bad Elster Branch, D-08645 Bad Elster - Germany
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut Ribeirao Preto, Dept Anal Clin Toxicol & Bromatol, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Inst Chem, BR-14800900 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; v. 199, p. 343-349, JAN 15 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 12
Abstract

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. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 07/04304-3 - EVALUATION OF GENOTOXIC AND MUTAGENIC EFFECTS OF COMMERCIAL BIODIESEL AND DIESEL BLENDS PURE AND IN SPILL SIMULATIONS IN WATER AND SOIL
Grantee:Daniela Morais Leme
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate