Appl. Chem., Vol. 71,
No. 1, pp. 5-16, 1999
Bioremediation of Oil on Shoreline
Environments: Development of Techniques and Guidelines
Fisheries and Oceans, Maurice Lamontagne Institute
P.O. Box 1000, Mont-Joli, Quebec, G5H 3Z4, Canada
Centre de documentation de recherche et d'experimentations sur les pollutions
accidentelles des eaux (CEDRE)
B.P. 72, 29280 Plouzane, France
Abstract: Over the last 20 years, the development of operational
procedures to accelerate the natural biodegradation rates of oil spilled
on shoreline environments has been the focus of numerous research programs.
As a result, bioremediation has been demonstrated to be an effective
oil spill countermeasure for use in cobble, sand beach, salt marsh,
and mudflat environments. Today, studies are directed towards improving
the efficacy and evaluating the ecological impacts of available bioremediation
agents and/or procedures. This review describes the latest developments
in bioremediation strategies and their key success factors.
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