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Bioremediation treatment of oil spills: optimisation of nutrient addition and the effects on ecological communities - AE0810(1)

Description
Summary Objectives:-
Develop operational guidance for the use of bioremediation techniques on intertidal areas that have been experimentally contaminated with oil and assess the recovery rates of shoreline ecosystems as part of an oil spill clean-up strategy.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Enable DEFRA to base FEPA approvals for the use of bioremediation techniques at oil spills on sound scientific evidence.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2002

Cost: £129,192
Contractor / Funded Organisations
AEA Technology
Keywords
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Oil Dispersal              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine