Development of Portable Lab-on-CD Instrument for In-Situ and High Precision Detection of Spilled Oil Particles in Coastal Water System

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

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Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Petroleum Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

According to the Special Monitoring Applied Response Technologies (SMART) protocol developed by U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, when dispersants are used during oil spill response, the Unified Command needs to know whether the operation is effective in dispersing the oil. In-situ monitoring devices are needed for rapid collection of real-time data. This proposal targets to develop new instrument for improved detection associated with oil spills. The goal is to develop a highly sensitive and portable instrument that can be used for in-situ detection of spilled oil. The device will have much higher sensitivity, lower cost, easier to operate and maintain, and with smaller size compared with the existing technologies. The applications of the instrument are not limited to oil detection and may also be used to measure any organic samples that can be measured in fluorescence detection principle.

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Project ID: 1021
Project Name: Development of Portable Lab-on-CD Instrument for In-Situ and High Precision Detection of Spilled Oil Particles in Coastal Water System
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Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
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Project Category: Science
Project Action: Oil System Safety Research
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Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2019
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Wanjun Wang
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Other Partners: None
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Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2540646
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 2540646
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0