Rosenberg, Eugene Department of Microbiology, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons
- Clean-up of oil spills
- Enhanced oil recovery
- Contamination of hydrocarbons
- Conversion of petroleum hydrocarbons
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Those aspects of microbiology in which crude oil, refined petroleum products, or pure hydrocarbons serve as nutrients for the growth of microorganisms or are altered as a result of their activities. Applications of petroleum microbiology include oil pollution control, enhanced oil recovery, microbial contamination of petroleum fuels and oil emulsions, and conversion of petroleum hydrocarbons into microbial products.
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