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Enhanced Detection of Hydrocabons through Optical Scattering

Implementing Organization

University of South Alabama

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$14,998

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

The proposed program would develop a low cost optical sensor for detection of oil and oil-derived substances suspended underwater. The sensor will be based on commerical-off-the-shelf components and developed to interface with existing ocean drifters or previously deployed sensor networks. The sensor will use a highly lipophilic material to locally enhance the concentration of hydrocarbons and improve the optical absorbance for detection.

Contact

Mark L. Adams
251-460-7512
mladams@usouthal.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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