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Biorenewable Seafood Wastes for Removal or in Situ Remediation of Complex Oil Or Oil/Dispersant Mixtures in the Gulf of Mexico

Implementing Organization

University of Alabama

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$25,300

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

Crude oil spills, such as that of BP's Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, require environmentally safe and inexpensive, but effective, solutions for cleanup. One strategy we are pursuing is the use of natural sorbent materials that are readily available from seafood wastes and are fully compatible with the Gulf environment. In this study, the absorption of crude oil from water was carried out using dried, ground shrimp shell of different particle sizes and two different kinds of chitin extracted and reconstituted from shrimp shell.

Contact

Robin D. Rogers
205-348-4323
rdrogers@as.ua.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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