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Recovery and Remediation of Emulsified Oil in Contaminated Marshes: Biostimulation and Natural Recovery

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Louisiana State University


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Chemical Aspects Research

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The Deepwater Horizon spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico has resulted in the contamination of over 200 miles of shoreline and over 80 acres of inland marsh in Louisiana at the date of this proposal. Our group has investigated biodegradation of crude oil in marshes and the geochemical factors that impact rates of recovery and plan to apply our techniques to understand recovery of marshes from this spill.


John Pardue
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