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Bioremediation may be the key to solving the Oil Spill

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posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 01:22 AM
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Using bacteria to clean up an oil slick is called bioremediation and is practised in many parts of the world. But the Indian formulation is unique as it eats up all four layers of crude -- waxy element or saturated hydrocarbons, aromatic component or benzene compounds, NSO (compounds of nitrogen and sulphur) and asphaltene or tar. And unlike other formulations, Oilzapper can work in temperatures ranging from 8-40 degrees Celsius...[sourced from The Times Of India]

The link for the complete article is cited below:
timesofindia.indiatimes.com...




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posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 01:40 AM
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I used to do work for a company that treated railroad ties with creosote. They did bio remediation because they contaminated the groundwater around their plant. It was actually a relatively simple process and it was quite effective. They pumped water out of the ground and into tanks, the bacteria did their thing, then the clean water was injected back into the water table. This was obviously done a much smaller scale than what would be necessary to even make a dent in the gulf oil spill, but it's a good idea. I wonder if you could introduce the bacteria directly on the spill, in open air.....I wonder how effective that would be.

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posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 02:51 AM
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This solution is so obvious it is hard to understand why it is not being used. It must have something to do with whether or not the PTB can make money by using it. The product is from India so probably this wouldn't benefit the PTB.

Texas has used these before successfully so its not anything new. It is just a matter of willingness and that is entirely tied to whether the PTB can make a profit off of it or not.

Individual states or jurisdictions should take it upon themselves to use products such as this in the cleanup of their beaches and marshes even if the feds or BP don't want to do it.

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posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 03:00 AM
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Although not a panacea, it is perhaps the best alternative available and considering that this is an escalating crisis there should be no hesitation in implementing a solution even if it comes from an unlikely source.

I wonder if BP perhaps is contemplating making a movie on this, a really lame movie starring Tom Hanks...


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posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 03:03 AM
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Originally posted by Leonardo01
the Indian formulation is unique as it eats up all four layers of crude


Does it smell and look like curry? Cause that stuff can eat right through ya....

just kidding... there's so much looming "disaster" in this sub forum I couldn't resist.

But BP is not letting anyone into the area ...except a Hollywood actor... And I don't think the makers of this formula will want to sell it without seeing first hand how it works... which means they would need access... BP will not allow that



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 04:01 AM
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That is assuming Obama does not act like a gigantic douche...things could somehow work.

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posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 07:59 AM
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yeah. its totally about the POTUS...

how?

arent there already naturally occurring microbes that eat the crude anyway?

and isnt that what dispersants are 'supposed' to help facilitate?



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posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 08:21 AM
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We have a company here in Tennessee that also makes a a similar product, PLUTUS Environmental Technologies.

I do not know if it would work in the water, but I would think it might work for beaches. I had a friend interview an associate of the company and asked him why not use a product like this in the GoM. The guy replied, "then they would not be able to line pockets with the clean up effort." My translation.... Corexit & close ties to BP.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 12:24 AM
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I hope they get real and start cleaning up the mess soon enough....maybe BP was inspired by "godzilla" and wishes to creates its own toxic monsters.

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