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Development of A High Sensitivity, Lab-on-Chip Instrument for On-site Monitoring of Spilled Oil in Coastal Water

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$239,856

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

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

While great efforts have been made to prevent large oil slick and asphalt-like substances from entering into the Louisiana coastal water system, it is the dispersed oil and dispersant residual that may get into the estuaries and present an even greater and long term threat to the Louisiana coastal ecosystem. Though the federal government has ordered BP to limit the dispersant usage, it is estimated that more than two million gallons, a record high amount of dispersants, has been used [1].

Contact

Wanjun Wang
225-578-5807
wang@lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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