BIODEGRADATION OF OIL IN SEAWATER FOR NAVAL POLLUTION CONTROL

Hydrocarbonoclastic microorganisms have been isolated from local beaches and secured from the American Type Culture Collection. The ability of pure and mixed cultures to degrade marine diesel, Bunker C fuel, and crude oil has been investigated. In general, mixed cultures are much more active than pure cultures. The influence of adding organic enrichment, e.g., yeast extract, inorganic salts, nitrates and phosphates and aeration have also been investigated and determined to be highly beneficial. (Author)

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    • See also report dated Jan 72, AD-740 757.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Port Hueneme, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • O'Neill, T B
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Pagination: 17 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00050829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: RR041-26
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Annual Rpt #3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM