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Main Title Bioremediation of Crude Oil Released on a Sandy Beach in Delaware.
Author Venosa, A. D. ; Haines, J. R. ; Wrenn, B. A. ; Strohmeier, K. L. ; Eberhart, B. L. ;
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ., OH. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. ;Delaware State Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Dover.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher 1995
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA-R-821029; EPA/600/A-95/081;
Stock Number PB95-221750
Additional Subjects Oil spills ; Biodeterioration ; Crude oil ; Oil pollution removal ; Delaware ; Beaches ; Microorganisms ; Bioremediation ; Cleanup operations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-221750 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/02/1995
Collation 21p
A statistical approach was used to determine if mineral nutrient addition and/or microbial inoculation enhances the loss of crude oil experimentally released onto plots on the shoreline of Delaware Bay. Five replicates of three treatments were examined (nutrients alone, nutrients plus an inoculum of indigenous bacteria from the site, and an unamended control). Preliminary results suggested that alkanes and aromatics degraded faster on the treated plots compared to the unamended plots after 4 weeks. Furter enhancement of biodegradation by inoculum addition was not qualitatively evident in the first month.