Included are proceedings of a meeting organized by The Institute of Petroleum and held at the University of Warwick, England, Sept. 1977. In examining the problems associated with the large demand for petroleum, emphasis was placed on the role of the microorganisms in the interaction of petroleum and petroleum chemicals with the environment. Present and prospective legislation is outlined, and government attitudes are assessed. An introduction to microbial ecology along with descriptions of individual ecosystems and their interaction with hydrocarbons, biodegradation processes, and current treatment methods are discussed. The problems and economics of pollution management are evaluated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    British Petroleum (Chemicals) Limited

    Environmental Group, Britannic House, Moor Lane
    London EC2Y 9BU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 250 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310866
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM