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Chemical Engineering Applications to Study the Chemical Evolution and Biological Degradation of the Oil-Dispersant Systems and Subsequent Interaction with the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems

Implementing Organization

University of Alabama

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$228,377

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

This chemical engineering project focused on the studying the following: 1) the effects of BP dispersants on adsorption/desorption and the biological fate of persistent oil hydrocarbons, 2) enhancement of oil/dispersant degradation in mesocosms, 3) the effects of oil/dispersant on mobility and biotransformation of toxic metals in gulf coastal wetlands, and 4) the formation and fate of dispersant/oil/particulate in deep water.

Contact

Christoffer (Heath) Turner
205-348-1733
hturner@eng.ua.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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