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Main Title Bioremediation as a Technology: Experiences with the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
Author Pritchard, P. H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/390;
Stock Number PB93-121226
Additional Subjects Biological treatment ; Remedial action ; Oil pollution ; Land pollution control ; Beaches ; Graphs(Charts) ; Biodeterioration ; Prince William Sound ; Environmental transport ; Fertilizers ; Water pollution control ; Nutrients ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorous ; Oil spills ; Microbial degradation ; Alaska ; Reprints ; Exxon Valdez ; Cleanup operations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-121226 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/08/1993
Collation 18p
The results from the oil spill bioremediation project have demonstrated convincingly that fertilizers can be applied to oiled beaches to overcome nutrient limitations, thereby enhancing biodegradation of the oil. In Prince William Sound, the natural biodegradation rate of oil on the beaches was found to be quite high, primarily because of small concentrations of ammonia and phosphate in seawater that are introduced into the beach material with each tide. However, the addition of fertilizers was capable of increasing this biodegradation as much as two to three fold above background activity. In addition, the extent of enhanced degradation was such that beaches became visually cleaner and aesthetically improved. (Copyright (c) 1991 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.)