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Exploring the Mechanisms of Nitrate-aided Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon under Anaerobic Conditions

Implementing Organization

Troy University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$14,375

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

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico was unprecedented with millions barrels of crude oil release into the Gulf regions, and its environmental impact will take years to unveil. Application of large quantities of chemical dispersants makes its environmental impact even more complicated. In the Gulf of Mexico, coastal saltwater wetlands and tidal freshwater wetlands are sensitive to oil, both immediately and in the long term, because these wetlands have been vulnerable already duo to natural and anthropogenic stress.

Contact

Kewei Yu
334-808-6316
kyu@troy.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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