Biological methods have been acknowledged as an eco-friendly remediation for an environment contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons
TERI's indigenous bacterial consortium, named Oilzapper, can biodegrade all fractions of crude oil, oily sludge, and drill cuttings to remediate oil spills on land. The consortium converts hydrocarbon compounds into harmless CO2, water and dead biomass, which is environment friendly.
Dr Banwari Lal, Senior Fellow & Senior Director, Environmental & Industrial Biotechnology, explained the development of Oilzapper in the Drilling and Exploration World (DEW) Journal. Read the full article here