The Influence of Oil Dispersants on the Biodegradation of South Louisiana Crude Oil and the Resulting Toxicological, Molecular and Physiological Effects on the Gulf Killifish


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Multiple States1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research
Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Dispersants
Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

An estimated 6.9 million liters of dispersant were applied in the Gulf of Mexico in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with approximately 4 million liters deployed to surface waters 2.9 million liters utilized for sub-sea applications. Formulations of COREXIT, a family of oil dispersants, were the primary agents utilized in this effort. Acute toxicity parameters for these dispersants have been established, but the synergistic effects of weathering and salinity on these oil/dispersant mixtures on aquatic biota are not well known.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Texas Tech University


Project ID: 115
Project Name: The Influence of Oil Dispersants on the Biodegradation of South Louisiana Crude Oil and the Resulting Toxicological, Molecular and Physiological Effects on the Gulf Killifish
SourceUID: 86
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: LA, TX
County:
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Dispersants
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2013
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Christopher Green
Point of Contact – Phone: cgreen@agcenter.lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-765-2848
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Texas Tech University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=86
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 311561
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 311561
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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