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Guidelines for the Bioremediation of Oil-Contaminated Salt Marshes

The document consists of two major parts.

Part I presents:

  • the background and overview of bioremediation options, which include the characteristics of coastal wetlands,
  • oil spill threats and countermeasures in salt marshes, and
  • relevant state-of-the-art research.

Part II provides guidelines for design and planning of oil bioremediation in salt marshes, which includes:

  • site characterization and evaluation,
  • the selection of appropriate bioremediation technologies, and
  • the design of sampling and monitoring programs.
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