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):

Report Date:

1976-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE