Tackling oil spill pollution with bioremedies

20 Jun 2019

Biological methods have been acknowledged as an eco-friendly remediation for an environment contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons

Oil spills
Oil spills on land pose health and fire hazards, contaminate groundwater and cause air pollution due to evaporation.

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

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