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Microbial Population Changes during Bioremediation of an Experimental Oil Spill
ABSTRACT Three crude oil bioremediation techniques were applied in a randomized block field experiment simulating a coastal oil spill. Four treatments (no oil control, oil alone, oil plus nutrients,Expand
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Bioremediation of an Experimental Oil Spill on the Shoreline of Delaware Bay
In the summer of 1994, a field study was undertaken in Delaware in which light crude oil was intentionally released onto plots to evaluate bioremediation. The objectives were to obtain credibleExpand
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Selective enumeration of aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbon degrading bacteria by a most-probable-number procedure.
A most-probable-number (MPN) procedure was developed to separately enumerate aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbon degrading bacteria, because most of the currently available methods are unable toExpand
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Biodegradability of Corexit 9500 and dispersed South Louisiana crude oil at 5 and 25 °C.
The reported persistence of the dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DOSS) surfactant in Corexit 9500 in the oil plumes formed during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has contributed to concerns regardingExpand
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The Baffled Flask Test for Dispersant Effectiveness: A Round Robin Evaluation of Reproducibility and Repeatability
Abstract After two previous investigations demonstrated that the baffled flask test was an effective and reproducible method for screening the effectiveness of dispersant products in the laboratory,Expand
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Biodegradation of Crude Oil Contaminating Marine Shorelines and Freshwater Wetlands
Abstract This paper is a summary of the various factors influencing weathering of oil after it has been released into the environment from a spill incident. Special emphasis has been placed onExpand
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A numerical model for density-and-viscosity-dependent flows in two-dimensional variably saturated porous media
We present a formulation for water flow and solute transport in two-dimensional variably saturated media that accounts for the effects of the solute on water density and viscosity. The governingExpand
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Oil Spill Dispersant Effectiveness Protocol. I: Impact of Operational Variables
The current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency protocol for testing the effectiveness of dispersants, the swirling flask test, has been found to give widely varying results in the hands ofExpand
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MtBE biodegradation in a gravity flow, high-biomass retaining bioreactor.
The aerobic biodegradation of methyl tert-butyl ether (MtBE), a widely used fuel oxygenate, was investigated using a pilot-scale biomass-retaining bioreactor called a Biomass Concentrator ReactorExpand
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Oil Spill Dispersant Effectiveness Protocol. II: Performance of Revised Protocol
The current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol for testing the effectiveness of dispersants for use in treating oil spills on the open water, the swirling flask test (SFT), has beenExpand
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