Biodegradation of Oil on Water Surfaces.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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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.
- Water Pollution and Control