Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Degradation Using Mineralization Assay and Functional Gene Analysis


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Auburn 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: Alabama1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum
Nearshore / Littoral Zone

Project Description

The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion resulted in the largest accidental oil spill in world history. The ecological consequences of this oil spill are still largely unknown. Although biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons has been studied extensively in controlled biodegradation experiments, our experiences with large-scale oil spills are limited to those occurred near rocky shorelines, e.g., the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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Project ID: 62
Project Name: Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Degradation Using Mineralization Assay and Functional Gene Analysis
SourceUID: 63
Latitude: 32.59553597
Longitude: -85.4924014
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Lee
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Nearshore / Littoral Zone
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Auburn University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Yucheng Feng
Point of Contact – Phone: yfeng@auburn.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 334-844-3967
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=63
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): 14877
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 14877
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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