Clean Up Oil Pollution
By USA News Group (Originally in English)
Oil pollution continues to be a problem on land but it is a much worse problem at sea; in fact it has become one of the most urgent matters in the world, because it leads to the death and long-term reproductive problems of many marine lives. The pollution is not only caused from occasional devastating spills, but also from hundreds of millions of gallons of oil quietly ending up in the seas every year, mostly from non-accidental sources, such as oil in runoff from land and municipal and industrial wastes.
Cleaning up the pollution has presented large, costly problems for the environment. However, Professor Eugene Rosenberg of Tel Aviv University in Israel has found an effective and organic solution. He discovered in his research that in high quantities a single-celled microorganism called arthrobactor bacteria could digest and clean up oil, leaving only clear water as the final product. The oil clean-up solutions produced by his company BioPetroClean can treat contaminated water, soil, and oil storage and transportation tanks. The solutions are designed to meet current and future environmental standards at a low cost, eight times less expensive than cleaning by mechanical means.
As a pioneer in the use of bacteria to clean up oil pollution in oil tankers, pipelines and on beaches, Professor Rosenberg received the Proctor and Gamble Award for Applied and Environmental Microbiology from the American Society of Microbiology in 2003. His dedication to his work has helped solve a challenging environmental problem, a great contribution for restoring our beautiful planet.