Help: dyes for staining hydrocarbon oxidisers

Colin Colin
Sat Aug 2 19:45:17 EST 1997


Can anyone help with info in which dyes are found in fuels and if they
could be used in staining micro-organisms (hydrocarbon-oxidisers).

Dyes are added e.g. to diesel to indicate it is tax exempt, as in
agriculture, transport, etc. I am remediating a diesel contaminated
site and thought that I might use a dye in the diesel to stain the
bugs as they grow.

Any thoughts appreciated.


Colin Cunningham
c.cunningham at
Napier University


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