• The effects of micro-algae characteristics on the bioremediation rate of Deepwater Horizon crude oil
    Author:
    Xiuqi Cao, Ying Xiong, Janelle Lund
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    17 June 2013 2:15 PM |

    Environmental disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill can be devastating to ecosystems for long periods of time. Safer, cheaper, and more effective methods of oil clean-up are needed to clean up oil spills in the future. Here, the authors investigate the ability of natural ocean algae to process crude oil into less toxic chemicals. They identify Coccochloris elabens as a particularly promising algae for future bioremediation efforts.

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