Analysis of hydrocarbons (PAHS) in sediment samples


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Auburn University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Alabama1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum
Nearshore / Littoral Zone

Project Description

The overall goal of this project is to conduct laboratory studies to examine the transport behavior of sediments contaminated with Deepwater Horizon oil. Laboratory-scale experiments are warranted because of the variability in natural systems and the difficulty in controlling system variables. Of particular interest are the re-suspension and re-distribution behavior of oil-contaminated sediments as a function of shear velocity, and changes in oil concentration and constituent chemistry in sediments undergoing re-suspension and redistribution.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 59
Project Name: Analysis of hydrocarbons (PAHS) in sediment samples
SourceUID: 16
Latitude: 32.59553597
Longitude: -85.4924014
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Lee
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical 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): Nearshore / Littoral Zone
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Auburn University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Joel S. Hayworth
Point of Contact – Phone: jsh@auburn.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 334-844-7374
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=16
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: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 46575
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 46575
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB


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