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Main Title Guidelines for the bioremediation of oil-contaminated salt marshes /
Author Zhu, X. ; Venosa, A. D. ; Suidan, M. T. ; Lee, K.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Zhu, Xueqing
Venosa, Albert D.
CORP Author National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. ;Cincinnati Univ., OH. ;Bedford Inst. of Oceanography, Dartmouth (Nova Scotia).
Publisher National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA 600-R-04-074
Stock Number PB2004-106144
OCLC Number 59281440
Subjects Bioremediation ; Salt marshes--United States ; Marshes, tide--United States
Additional Subjects Bioremediation ; Oil spills ; Plant growth ; Marshes ; Vegetation ; Guidelines ; Environmental protection ; Ecosystems ; Water quality ; Wetlands ; Salt marshes ; Cleanup ; Coastal wetlands ; Hydrocarbon contamination
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-R-04-074 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/09/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-04-074 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB2004-106144 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 3 volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Salt marshes are among the most sensitive ecosystems and, therefore, the most difficult to clean. Applications of some traditional oil spill cleanup techniques in wetland habitats have caused more damage than the oil itself. The objective of this document is to present a detailed technical guideline for use by spill responders for the cleanup of coastal wetlands contaminated with oil and oil products by using one of the least intrusive approaches - bioremediation technology. This guidance document includes a thorough review and critique of the literature and theories pertinent to oil biodegradation and nutrient dynamics and provides examples of bioremediation options and case studies of oil bioremediation in coastal wetland environments. It also evaluates current practices and state-of-the-art research results pertaining to the bioremediation of hydrocarbon contamination, and presents a procedure for the design and evaluation of bioremediation processes applicable to the cleanup of oil contaminated coastal wetlands. Special attention is given to oil bioremediation of salt marshes since they are the most prevalent type of coastal wetland and have been the subject of the most extensive studies. The document consists of two major parts. Part I presents the background and overview of bioremediation options, which include the characteristics of coastal wetlands, oil spill threats and countermeasures in salt marshes, and relevant state-of-the-art research. Part II provides guidelines for design and planning of oil bioremediation in salt marshes, which includes site characterization and evaluation, the selection of appropriate bioremediation technologies, and the design of sampling and monitoring programs.
"September 2004." EPA Contract No. 68-C-00-159, Task Order No. 8. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
v. 1 General considerations -- v. 2 Vegetative biofilters -- v. 3 Basin best management practices.