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totALFueLSoLutIonSx1cthx16lx16x16lx1ffsx16icx16isx16yhighax1edx16achx16smyx16x16yx16xpx16caix1fx1ex16ycx1fmpx16iix16x16ypx1ffx16ssix1fx1ealax1edaccx1fmmx1fdaix1egaallimx16s.x1dtx16x1fwallacx16px1fjx16cdx16lix16ymax1eagx16Gilbacx1fvx16x16dx16rx1fx1fLdGrowthofmicroorganismsinpetroleumproductshasbeenrecordedsince1895causingfoulingmalfunctionandcorrosioninstoragetanksequipmentpipelinesltersandengines.Themicrobesfeedonthefuelwhichenablesthemtomultiplyandformcolonies.Microbialcontaminationismostcommonlyseenassludgethatformsinthebottomofstoragetanksandaccumulatesonlters.ThissludgeaffectsengineoperationsinseveralwaysBlockslters.Causespoorfuelcombustionleadingtofuelinefciencies.Contributestopooremissionsseenasblackexhaustsmoke.Causesincorrectfuelgaugestoragereadings.ThelifecyclesofbacteriaofavarietyoftypesbothaerobicandanaerobicproducecorrosiveacidsandstickysugarsthatfurtherimpingeonengineandsystemfunctionsOrganicsulphurousandsulphuricacidscorrodefueltankspipelinesrubbersealsx18Ox19ringsandhoses.Sugarscarameliseinandonfuelinjectorswhichadverselyaffectsthefuelspraypatternandcanx18gluex19togetherinjectorpartstocausefailureoftheinjectors.Petroleumdieselstypicallyhold60ppmofsuspendedwater.Atthislevelthewaterisalmostinsignicant.Providedthefuelisregularlyusedandreplenishedtheaforementionedmicrobialcontaminationproblemsdonotoccur.Bio-dieselstypicallyholdupto25timesmoresuspendedwaterthanpetroleumdiesel.5