Microbial Responses to Hydrocarbon and Dispersant-Lab and Field-based Studies


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Alabama

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Project Location: Multiple States1

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Microbial Communities

Project Description

Microorganisms have long been known to possess metabolic capabilities to transform and/or completely mineralize (to carbon dioxide) components of crude oil. For example, microoroganisms can decompose many of the components of crude oil, ranging from simple aliphatic hydrocarbons to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL),University of Oklahoma, University of Tennessee


Project ID: 185
Project Name: Microbial Responses to Hydrocarbon and Dispersant-Lab and Field-based Studies
SourceUID: 116
Latitude: 33.21562015
Longitude: -87.5403941
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, OK, TN
County: Y
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Microbial Communities
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: University of Alabama
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Patricia Sobecky
Point of Contact – Phone: psobecky@ua.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 205-348-1409
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL),University of Oklahoma, University of Tennessee
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=116
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:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 80615
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 : 80615
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0


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