Environmental Chemistry of the BP Oil Spill


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Jacksonville State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Alabama1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum

Project Description

Chemical studies of the BP oil spill will concentrate on distribution and time degradation of the oil spill compounds in the Gulf marine environment. Crude oil is a very complex mixture of low- and high molecular weight compounds, such as aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, asphaltenes, resins, and heterocycles. These compounds interact differently with the marine environment. For example, straight-chain aliphatic hydrocarbons degrade much more rapidly than aromatics or resins.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

The University of Alabama, Troy University, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University of North Alabama


Project ID: 103
Project Name: Environmental Chemistry of the BP Oil Spill
SourceUID: 131
Latitude: 33.82314082
Longitude: -85.76634262
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Calhoun
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Jacksonville State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Jan Gryko
Point of Contact – Phone: gryko@jsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 256-782-5218
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: The University of Alabama, Troy University, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University of North Alabama
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=131
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 247250
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 247250
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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