WIT Press


Natural Degradation Of Hydrocarbons In Sandy Soils And Its Potential Application To Disposal Of Oil-contaminated Materials

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980171

Volume

27

Pages

12

Published

1998

Size

1,163 kb

Author(s)

R. E. Daniels, A.F. Harrison, D.K. Lindley, R. Scott, G. Hair & A. P. Rowland

Abstract

Hydrocarbon-degrading micro-organisms are found in marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. Investigations of possible cost-effective methods of disposal of oil-contaminated beach sand (OBS) relying on the enrichment and activity of these micro-organisms in sandy coastal soils have been carried out. A range of scales has been used; from small scale experiments to field trials, using both contaminated beach sand from an actual oil spill and artificially prepared OBS. Consis

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