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Effect of Photochemistry on Biotransformation of Crude Oil

Implementing Organization

University of New Orleans

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,469,130

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

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

The goals of this project are to: 1) gain a fundamental understanding of the behavior of Deepwater Horizon crude oil components when exposed to sunlight at the marine surface under a range of relevant conditions, and 2) understand how the photochemical transformations impact toxicity and biodegradation.

Contact

Matthew Tarr
504-280-6323
mtarr@uno.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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