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Analysis of hydrocarbons (PAHS) in sediment samples

Implementing Organization

Auburn University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$46,575

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

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The overall goal of this project is to conduct laboratory studies to examine the transport behavior of sediments contaminated with Deepwater Horizon oil. Laboratory-scale experiments are warranted because of the variability in natural systems and the difficulty in controlling system variables. Of particular interest are the re-suspension and re-distribution behavior of oil-contaminated sediments as a function of shear velocity, and changes in oil concentration and constituent chemistry in sediments undergoing re-suspension and redistribution.

Contact

Joel S. Hayworth
334-844-7374
jsh@auburn.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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