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Microbial Responses to Hydrocarbon and Dispersant-Lab and Field-based Studies

Implementing Organization

University of Alabama

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$80,615

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

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Microorganisms have long been known to possess metabolic capabilities to transform and/or completely mineralize (to carbon dioxide) components of crude oil. For example, microoroganisms can decompose many of the components of crude oil, ranging from simple aliphatic hydrocarbons to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

Contact

Patricia Sobecky
205-348-1409
psobecky@ua.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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