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Understanding the Phase Behavior of Oil/ Dispersant/ Water System at Different Salinities, Temperature and Pressure

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$189,998

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

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Understanding the phase behavior of oil and water following the events of a deep water blowout is of great utility to the oil and gas industry. The interfacial phenomena occurring between the spilled oil and seawater are of great significance in the efforts of cleaning up, dispersing or burning the spilled oil. Regardless of the containment process, a good understanding is needed to aid in the processes of collection and separation of oil/water mixtures collected at varying depths and to efficiently design remedial measures.

Contact

Dandino N. Rao
225-578-6037
dnrao@lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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