Novel Nanomaterials for Absorption and Decomposition of Oil and Dispersed Oil

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


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: 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.

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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: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Ying (Jane) Wang
Point of Contact – Phone:
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-8577
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 100603
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 : 100603
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 4
Total Amount Leveraged: 0