The Design of Synergistic Dispersant and Herding Systems using Tubular Clay Structures and Gel Phase Materials


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Tulane University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum
Dispersants

Project Description

We propose to conduct fundamental and applied research to develop dispersant systems that are synergistic with the COREXIT class of dispersants C9500), but that may alleviate many of the disadvantages of C9500 without the need for entirely different chemical components. Our goal is to develop a new gel based dispersant that adheres to the oil and is buoyant, thus encountering oil efficiently, and has the potential to disperse weathered oil. We will also test if encapsulating these gels into the tubular lumen of halloysite will facilitate anchoring of microbial oil degrading communities to the interface, thereby enhancing biodegradation.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University


Project ID: 513
Project Name: The Design of Synergistic Dispersant and Herding Systems using Tubular Clay Structures and Gel Phase Materials
SourceUID: 288
Latitude: 29.938082
Longitude: -90.120862
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Orleans
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): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s): Dispersants
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Tulane University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Vijay T. John
Point of Contact – Phone: vj@tulane.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=288
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): 1226360
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 1226360
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: P