Accession Number : ADD002838
Title : Biodegradation of Oil on Water Surfaces.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Bartha,Richard ; Atlas,Ronald M
Report Date : 25 May 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : Free-floating oil slicks on bodies of sea and fresh water are disposed of by microbial degradation at a greatly enhanced rate by applying the essential microbial nutrients, nitrogen and phosphorus, to the oil slick in a form that dissolves in or adheres to the oil and thus selectively stimulates the activity of oil-metabolizing microorganisms.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Biodeterioration, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Oil spills, Microbiology, Microorganisms, Bacteria, Nitrates, Phosphates, Salts, Water pollution
Subject Categories : Microbiology
Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE