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Evaluating the Changing Surfactant Capabilities of Sodium Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate and Its Commercial Product Forms of Corexit EC9500A, Corexit EC9527A and Corexit EC9580A in a Marine System

Implementing Organization

Jacksonville State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$14,794

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

BP has sprayed over 780,000 gallons of chemical dispersants to alleviate the spread of crude oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico (Johnson and Torrice, 2010). We can assume that the surfactant (sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate [SDS]) and its delivery system (Corexit) were aerially sprayed over the slick at a constant concentration where the slick was visually apparent.

Contact

David Steffy
256-782-5966
dsteffy@jsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

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