Representative image of Oil-spill in Ocean

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Indian Scientists develop Eco-friendly Method To Tackle Oil Spill

National Institute of Ocean Technology has come up with an eco-friendly mechanism to fight oil-spills in seas and oceans. Scientists devised a crude-oil bioremediation technology, which uses a group of marine-microbes wheat bran inactivated on agro-residue bacterial cells. Reportedly, the hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria uses petroleum products as its energy source. The study further found immobilized bacteria had a more efficient oil-degrading capacity as it removed 84% of oil-spill within 10 days.

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 - 08:03 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

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