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Title: Methods for dispersing hydrocarbons using autoclaved bacteria

A method of dispersing a hydrocarbon includes the following steps: providing a bacterium selected from the following group: ATCC 85527, ATCC 75529, and ATCC 55638, a mutant of any one of these bacteria possessing all the identifying characteristics of any one of these bacteria, and mixtures; autoclaving the bacterium to derive a dispersant solution; and contacting the dispersant solution with a hydrocarbon to disperse the hydrocarbon. Moreover, a method for preparing a dispersant solution includes the following steps: providing a bacterium selected from the following group: ATCC 75527, ATCC 75529, and ATCC 55638, a mutant of any one of these bacteria possessing all the identifying characteristics of any one of these bacteria, and mixtures; and autoclaving the bacterium to derive a dispersant solution.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
403660
Assignee:
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States) PTO; SCA: 540220; 540320; PA: EDB-97:004481; SN: 96001695583
Patent Number(s):
US 5,578,487/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-444,460
Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 Nov 1996
Research Org:
Lockheed Martin Energy Syst Inc
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; REMEDIAL ACTION; HYDROCARBONS; BIODEGRADATION; WASTE PROCESSING; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

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