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< Micro-Organism that eats crude Oil! >

 
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< Micro-Organism that eats crude Oil! >
Ananda Chakrabarty, PhD is a distinguished professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Though his career spans several decades, his most notable creation is a biology-based solution for cleaning up toxic spills...

...'The bacterium has the ability to break down crude oil into simpler substances that can serve as food for aquatic life.'

Linkage: [link to web.mit.edu]

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Extra food = more marine life = better fishing industry = more money without fucking the planet up

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Re: < Micro-Organism that eats crude Oil! >
Um bump
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Re: < Micro-Organism that eats crude Oil! >
It has been found that such oil eating bacteria exist naturally in the oceans of the world. What is lacking in the gulf is only a mix of nutrients capable of promoting growth the NPK mix.

NPK is simply Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. The trouble in not getting the nitrogen at this time of year to the Gulf. In fact that is already taken care of by farm run off. (Which causes the annual dead zone int he Gulf of Mexico and about 400 other areas along the worlds coast lines.)

The problem is that even at best growth, the bacteria tends to be slow and with a growing mess like this, we can't afford the time. (Oh, we will use these bacteria! But it cannot be the only thing we do.)

The other component of this is that it leaves behind pollutants that also harm sea life. It is unknown how harmful these remainder chemicals will do to the ocean in great quantities however.

While adding nutrients seems on it's surface a good idea, and may even BE the final solution in this case, it can also lead to effects that are unwanted, like those dead zones I mentioned above.

It is not a bad idea to use these bacteria though, because the worst we do is about the same amount of damage as what is already happening. (Near total destruction of the local ecological system.) So we may as well take a swing at it.
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Re: < Micro-Organism that eats crude Oil! >
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06/01/2010 08:08 AM
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I doubt Transocean and BP have shares in this, hence the reason it is not being used.
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06/01/2010 08:17 AM
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I doubt Transocean and BP have shares in this, hence the reason it is not being used.
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It's already in the water. It just won't act fast enough to hide how bad this really is, if that is their intent.
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06/01/2010 08:44 AM
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Re: < Micro-Organism that eats crude Oil! >
will also eat fish skin...
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Re: < Micro-Organism that eats crude Oil! >
Now that WILL be the beast. We will create a genetically altered organism to clean up the oil spill. Problem is we are not God. We are not more powerful than nature or evolution. The unforseen ecological reprocussions could be catastrophic.





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