Accession Number : AD0763467

Title :   Biodegradation of Oil.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HOUSTON RESEARCH INC TEX

Personal Author(s) : Sedita,Salvador J.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The study was carried out to determine the feasibility of using partially disrupted microorganisms in conjunction with intact cells to accelerate the oxidative degradation of hydrocarbons. Initially, 40 plus organisms were isolated which were capable of degrading some fraction of Bunker 'C' residual fuel oil. These organisms spanned the spectrum of genera from Micrococci to Streptomyces. Those organisms capable of degrading various hydrocarbon fractions were isolated not only from the oil rich sources, but from university culture collections. Various 'recipes' of organisms were tested under laboratory and large scale conditions to determine their effectiveness in degrading Bunker 'C' residual fuel oil. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OILS, *DECOMPOSITION), (*MICROBIOLOGY, OILS), HYDROCARBONS, FUEL OIL, STREPTOMYCES, MICROCOCCUS, WATER POLLUTION, TEST METHODS, PSEUDOMONAS, CORYNEBACTERIACEAE

Subject Categories : Microbiology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE