Chicken Manure Biodegrades Crude Oil In Contaminated Soil

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 22:21 in Earth & Climate

It is an unlikely application, but researchers in China have discovered that chicken manure can be used to biodegrade crude oil in contaminated soil. Writing in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution the team explains how bacteria in chicken manure break down 50 percent more crude oil than soil lacking the guano.

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