EPA Bioremediation Fact Sheets

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  • Literature Review on the Use of Commercial Bioremediation Agents for Cleanup of Oil-Contaminated Estuarine Environments
    - This document is a comprehensive review of the use of commercial bioremediation products in treating oil spills. The scope of this review is mainly estuarine environments, but it also pertains to marine shorelines, terrestrial environments, freshwaters, and wetlands. The review will be useful for oil spill responders (e.g., on-scene coordinators and response contractors) to better understand the feasibility of bioremediation technology and as an aid in selecting bioremediation products.
  • Guidelines for the Bioremediation of Oil-Contaminated Salt Marshes
    - This document contains detailed technical guidelines for using bioremediation technology for the cleanup of coastal wetlands contaminated with oil and oil products. A supplement to the previously published "Guidelines for the Bioremediation of Marine Shorelines and Freshwater Wetlands" (Zhu et al., 2001), this guidance document includes a thorough review and critique of the literature and theories pertinent to oil biodegradation and nutrient dynamics, and provides examples of bioremediation options and case studies of oil bioremediation in coastal wetland environments.
  • NRT Fact Sheet: Bioremediation in Oil Spill Response
    - The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide on scene coordinators and other decision-makers with the latest information on evolving technologies that may be applicable for use in responding to an oil spill. Bioremediation is one technique that may be useful to remove spilled oil under certain geographic and climatic conditions. For the purpose of this effort, bioremediation is defined to include the use of nutrients to enhance the activity of indigenous organisms and/or the addition of naturally-occurring non-indigenous microorganisms.
  • Guidelines for the Bioremediation of Marine Shorelines and Freshwater Wetlands
    - The objective of this document is to present a detailed technical guidance document for use by spill responders for the bioremediation of marine shorelines and freshwater wetlands contaminated with oil and oil products. Technical personnel who are responsible for designing and operating field bioremediation processes as well as consultants and equipment manufacturers will also find it useful. The scope of the document is limited to marine shorelines and freshwater wetlands because of definitive results from recently completed, EPA-sponsored field studies.