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

Implementing Organization

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$149,554

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

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

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.

Contact

Jim Jian Wang
225-578-1360
jjwang@agcenter.lsu.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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