Chemical Engineering Applications to Study the Chemical Evolution and Biological Degradation of the Oil-Dispersant Systems and Subsequent Interaction with the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems


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 States

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 Petroleum Dispersants

Project Description

This chemical engineering project focused on the studying the following: 1) the effects of BP dispersants on adsorption/desorption and the biological fate of persistent oil hydrocarbons, 2) enhancement of oil/dispersant degradation in mesocosms, 3) the effects of oil/dispersant on mobility and biotransformation of toxic metals in gulf coastal wetlands, and 4) the formation and fate of dispersant/oil/particulate in deep water.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Auburn University, Auburn University at Montgomery, Florida State University,University of South Alabama, Vassar College


Project ID: 187
Project Name: Chemical Engineering Applications to Study the Chemical Evolution and Biological Degradation of the Oil-Dispersant Systems and Subsequent Interaction with the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems
SourceUID: 130
Latitude: 33.21562015
Longitude: -87.5403941
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, FL, NY
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects 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: 2011
Implementing Organization: University of Alabama
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Christoffer (Heath) Turner
Point of Contact – Phone: hturner@eng.ua.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 205-348-1733
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Auburn University, Auburn University at Montgomery, Florida State University,University of South Alabama, Vassar College
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=130
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): 228377
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 : 228377
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0