Dynamics of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon and Dissolved Oxygen Following Natural or Manmade Petroleum Carbon Release into Marine Environments


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Delaware

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-II: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2013

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum
Hydrocarbon Seeps and Chemosynthetic Communities

Project Description

Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident in April 2010, extensive studies have been carried out to examine the chemical evolution of the leaked petroleum carbon, though not much on the evolution of seawater carbonate system itself. One important issue regarding the detection of the decomposition of underwater oil plume is whether dissolved oxygen (DO) signal can be used to demonstrate the microbial metabolism of the dispersed petroleum carbon. Different schools of thoughts have collided with each other in both the media and scientific journals.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Georgia


Project ID: 206
Project Name: Dynamics of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon and Dissolved Oxygen Following Natural or Manmade Petroleum Carbon Release into Marine Environments
SourceUID: 220
Latitude: 39.67967379
Longitude: -75.75127046
Country: United States of America
State or Province: DE, GA, TX
County:
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): Hydrocarbon Seeps and Chemosynthetic Communities
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2015
Implementing Organization: University of Delaware
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Wei-Jun Cai
Point of Contact – Phone: wcai@udel.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 302-831-8250
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Georgia
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=220
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
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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): 443377
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-II: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 443377
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2013
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB