New method that turns oily soil into fertile soil developed

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Scientists at America’s Rice University have ‘fine-tuned’ a method to restore the fertility of soil that is contaminated by oil spills. Scientists heated contaminated soil samples in the absence of oxygen, a process named pyrolysis, and successfully reduced petroleum hydrocarbons to below regulatory mandates. Samples heated at 420°C for 15 minutes reduced 99.9% hydrocarbons