Title

The Effect Of Different Types Of Oil Remediation On The Amount Of Oil Removed From Saltwater

Author(s)

Spencer Hann

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

This experiment evaluates the effect of various remediation methods on the amount of oil removed from seawater. The purpose of this experiment is to tell which method of remediation is best for removing oil from seawater. It was hypothesised that if bioremediation methods were used to degrade oil in Seawater, then they would perform better than non-biological remediation methods. This was tested by using Pseudomonas sp., Penicillium sp., sawdust, and perlite to remediate oil from a saltwater solution in a jar. Pseudomonas sp., a bacteria species, had the largest amount of oil remediated, Penicillium sp., a species of fungus, had the second most amount of oil removed, Sawdust remediated the third most amount of oil, and perlite came in significantly behind the others in with the least amount of oil removed. Overall, the bioremediation methods outperformed the other non-biological remediation methods, supporting the hypothesis. The results were analyzed using descriptive statistics and an ANOVA single factor test, and the results were found have a statistically significant relationship.

Location

Owens 210

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:00 AM

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Apr 16th, 11:00 AM

The Effect Of Different Types Of Oil Remediation On The Amount Of Oil Removed From Saltwater

Owens 210

This experiment evaluates the effect of various remediation methods on the amount of oil removed from seawater. The purpose of this experiment is to tell which method of remediation is best for removing oil from seawater. It was hypothesised that if bioremediation methods were used to degrade oil in Seawater, then they would perform better than non-biological remediation methods. This was tested by using Pseudomonas sp., Penicillium sp., sawdust, and perlite to remediate oil from a saltwater solution in a jar. Pseudomonas sp., a bacteria species, had the largest amount of oil remediated, Penicillium sp., a species of fungus, had the second most amount of oil removed, Sawdust remediated the third most amount of oil, and perlite came in significantly behind the others in with the least amount of oil removed. Overall, the bioremediation methods outperformed the other non-biological remediation methods, supporting the hypothesis. The results were analyzed using descriptive statistics and an ANOVA single factor test, and the results were found have a statistically significant relationship.