Compound

Age/day

 

Degradation %

Lyngbya lagerlerimi

Nostoc linckia

Oscillatoria rubescens

Chlorella vulgaris

Elkatothrix viridis

Volvox aureus

Naphthalene

3
5
7

 

 

14.94
22.68
22.69

47.68
47.69
47.71

0.0
0.0
2.13

75.47
83..30
83..37

57. 66
92. 27
92. 28

40.78
40.79
40.82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthracene

3
5
7

 

 

22.71
26.27
26.29

2.49
3.55
3.57

57.43
76.45
76.47

28.60
28.62
28.63

12.88
12.89
12.90

0.0
0.0
3.04

Table 2: Degradation of different polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by different algae.