BIODEGRADATION OF OIL IN SEAWATER FOR NAVAL POLLUTION CONTROL

The report describes the isolation and utilization of pure and mixed microbial cultures for experiments on the biodegradation of crude oil Bunker C fuel and marine diesel. Many microbial species were found that had hydrocarbonoclastic activity. When pure cultures were combined in mixtures the activity was much greater, 91% oxidation in seven days, than the activity of any one of the component species when used in a pure culture.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Construction Battalion Center

    Civil Engineering Laboratory
    Port Hueneme, CA  USA  93043
  • Authors:
    • O'Neill, T B
  • Publication Date: 1977-6-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Office of Naval Research
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-76-WR60021
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM