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Method of dispersing a hydrocarbon using bacteria

United States Patent

5,559,029
September 24, 1996
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New protozoan derived microbial consortia and method for their isolation are provided. Consortia and bacteria isolated therefrom are useful for treating wastes such as trichloroethylene and trinitrotoluene. Consortia, bacteria isolated therefrom, and dispersants isolated therefrom are useful for dispersing hydrocarbons such as oil, creosote, wax, and grease.
Tyndall; Richard L. (Clinton, TN)
Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
08/ 445,150
May 19, 1995
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-84OR21400 between the United States Department of Energy and Martin Marietta Energy System, Inc.