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Analysis of hydrocarbons (PAHS) in sediment samples

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Auburn University


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative GoMRI Grant Program


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Physical Aspects Research

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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.


Joel S. Hayworth
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