Multifunctional agents (WP6)

Development of multifunctional remediation agents for oil spills

Nicolas Kalogerakis, TUC

This work package is dedicated to the development of novel and innovative multifunctional remediation agents that have at least two modes of actions (e.g., dispersing oil and providing nutrients or microbes, or absorbent materials with encapsulated nutrients & hydrocarbon degrading microbes) or innovative devices with such agents for specific uses.
Major objectives:

  • Production of bio-carriers with oil sorption and nutrient slow-release properties
  • Production of bio-carriers with oil-degrading and biosurfactant producing bacteria
  • Development of biodegrading booms