Biodegradation of Natural Oils in Seawater

  title={Biodegradation of Natural Oils in Seawater},
  author={M. M. AL-DARBI and Nasir Saeed and Molla R. Islam},
Spills of non-petroleum hydrocarbons including vegetable oils and fish oils are of environmental concern because of their potential to cause serious effects on marine life and coastal environments. Biodegradation by indigenous microorganisms is an important and potentially ubiquitous process affecting both the chemical composition and physical properties of contaminant oils. Data on the environmental persistence of non-petroleum oils is now required for risk assessments and decision making by… CONTINUE READING