Spilt oil

 作者:权耘泽     |      日期:2019-03-08 04:15:02
USING detergents to clean up oil spills on soil can make things worse, say researchers in Canada. Detergents are supposed to dissolve hydrocarbons in water, making it easier for bacteria to break them down. But a team led by Murray Gray at the University of Alberta in Edmonton found that detergents inhibit the breakdown of oil by some types of bacteria (Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol 65, p 1). Gray suspects that not all bacteria are affected in the same way, however,