Novel Nanomaterials for Absorption and Decomposition of Oil and Dispersed Oil


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana 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: Louisiana1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum
Dispersants

Project Description

The long-term goal of this multidisciplinary project is the fundamental understanding needed to design, fabricate, and ultimately validate prototype surface-modified TiO2 nanotube membranes with controlled wettability and high internal surface area/porosity, for stepwise absorption and decomposition of oil and disperse oil. Most current research methods for oil-spill cleanup rely on synthesis of porous hydrophobic materials for oil absorption or using photocatalysts (e.g., TiO2) to decompose oil.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 127
Project Name: Novel Nanomaterials for Absorption and Decomposition of Oil and Dispersed Oil
SourceUID: 99
Latitude: 30.41240716
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: East Baton Rouge
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Oil System Safety Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Dispersants
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2013
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Ying (Jane) Wang
Point of Contact – Phone: ywang@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-8577
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=99
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): 100603
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 100603
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 4
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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