Evaluating Changes in Fluorescence EEM and Size Spectra During the Degradation of Crude Oil and Dispersant in Seawater


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Southern Mississippi

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

Physical Aspects Research Chemical Aspects Research Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Petroleum Dispersants

Project Description

Crude oil could be dissolved, oxidized, evaporated, degraded (including microbial and photochemical degradation), and fractionated into hydrocarbon fractions in the marine environment, changing its original optical, chemical and isotopic signatures such as fluorescence excitation-emission characteristics and spectral slope as well as molecular size distribution. However, the quantitative changes in hydrocarbon speciation and thus the chemical and optical properties of seawater during the degradation of oil and dispersant are poorly understood, which makes interpretation of field data challenging.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

The University of Texas at Austin


Project ID: 249
Project Name: Evaluating Changes in Fluorescence EEM and Size Spectra During the Degradation of Crude Oil and Dispersant in Seawater
SourceUID: 104
Latitude: 31.33053909
Longitude: -89.33522583
Country: United States of America
State or Province: MS, TX
County: Unknown Multiple Counties,
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Chemical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s): Environmental Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Dispersants
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2012
Implementing Organization: University of Southern Mississippi
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Laodong Guo
Point of Contact – Phone: guol@uwm.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 414-382-1742
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: The University of Texas at Austin
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=104
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: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 103369
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 : 103369
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0