Assessing the Fate of Hydrocarbons, Heavy Metals and Dispersants in Louisiana Marsh Soil and Development of Bioremediation Strategy


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

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: 2010

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Environmental Research
Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Petroleum

Project Description

In this proposed project, we plan to characterize the fate of hydrocarbons, associated heavy metals, and dispersants in oil-contaminated saline and freshwater marshes. In addition, we plan to use a novel microarray-based metagenomic technology, namely Geochip, to determine the impact of oil spill on functional composition, structure and metabolic potential of microbial community under natural attenuation and biostimulating conditions for bioremediation of hydrocarbons and dispersants. Such a technology has not been used in such instance.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Louisiana State University


Project ID: 157
Project Name: Assessing the Fate of Hydrocarbons, Heavy Metals and Dispersants in Louisiana Marsh Soil and Development of Bioremediation Strategy
SourceUID: 98
Latitude: 30.41520421
Longitude: -91.17868528
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: East Baton Rouge
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Environmental Research
Additional Project Action(s): Oil System Safety Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Jim Jian Wang
Point of Contact – Phone: jjwang@agcenter.lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 225-578-1360
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Louisiana State University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=98
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): 149554
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 149554
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2010
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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