Development of Cost-Efficient and Concentration-Independent Dispersants for Improved Oil Spill Remediation


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Tulane University

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: 2012

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Dispersants

Project Description

Although many alternatives to fossil fuels are being developed, worldwide demand for oil as a fuel will remain high for many decades, sustaining both drilling and shipping of petroleum throughout the world’s waterways and making future oil spills inevitable. The active ingredients of traditional dispersants used to remediate oil spills are surfactants that break up the oil into microdroplets by stabilizing the oil-water interface. Once dispersed, the oil biodegrades more rapidly and is less toxic.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Cuesta College, University of Southern Mississippi


Project ID: 195
Project Name: Development of Cost-Efficient and Concentration-Independent Dispersants for Improved Oil Spill Remediation
SourceUID: 227
Latitude: 29.941011
Longitude: -90.11969806
Country: United States of America
State or Province: CA, LA, MS
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
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): Dispersants
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2015
Implementing Organization: Tulane University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Scott M. Grayson
Point of Contact – Phone: sgrayson@tulane.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 504-862-8135
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Cuesta College, University of Southern Mississippi
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=227
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): 1035730
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 : 1035730
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2012
Award Month: 10
Total Amount Leveraged: 0