Dépôt numérique

Bioremediation of Unconventional Oil Contaminated Ecosystems under Natural and Assisted Conditions: A Review.


Téléchargements par mois depuis la dernière année

Plus de statistiques...

Davoodi, Seyyed Mohammadreza, Miri, Saba, Taheran, Mehrdad, Brar, Satinder Kaur, Galvez-Cloutier, Rosa et Martel, Richard ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4219-5582 (2020). Bioremediation of Unconventional Oil Contaminated Ecosystems under Natural and Assisted Conditions: A Review. Environmental Science & Technology , vol. 54 , nº 4. p. 2054-2067. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b00906.

[thumbnail of P3642.pdf]
Télécharger (935kB) | Prévisualisation


It is a general understanding that unconventional oil is petroleum-extracted and processed into petroleum products using unconventional means. The recent growth in the United States shale oil production and the lack of refineries in Canada built for heavy crude processes have resulted in a significant increase in U.S imports of unconventional oil since 2018. This has increased the risk of incidents and catastrophic emergencies during the transportation of unconventional oils using transmission pipelines and train rails. A great deal of effort has been made to address the remediation of contaminated soil/sediment following the traditional oil spills. However, spill response and cleanup techniques (e.g., oil recuperation, soil–sediment–water treatments) showed slow and inefficient performance when it came to unconventional oil, bringing larger associated environmental impacts in need of investigation. To the best of our knowledge, there is no coherent review available on the biodegradability of unconventional oil, including Dilbit and Bakken oil. Hence, in view of the insufficient information and contrasting results obtained on the remediation of petroleum, this review is an attempt to fill the gap by presenting the collective understanding and critical analysis of the literature on bioremediation of products from the oil sand and shale (e.g., Dilbit and Bakken oil). This can help evaluate the different aspects of hydrocarbon biodegradation and identify the knowledge gaps in the literature.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: biodegradability; biodegradation; bioremediation; biotechnology; gasoline; oil sands; oil shale refining; oil spills; petroleum analysis; soil pollution
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 17 avr. 2020 17:40
Dernière modification: 11 févr. 2022 14:49
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/10076

Actions (Identification requise)

Modifier la notice Modifier la notice