Photochemical degradation and ozonation of persistent BP oil compounds in the spill-affected Alabama coast water and sediment – Penetration, Accumulation and Degradation of BP DWH Oil in Florida Sandy Beaches


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: Alabama

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

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum

Project Description

The recent BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has resulted in releases of unprecedented amounts of crude oil and oil dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico. Many petroleum hydrocarbons and PAHs are known to be carcinogenic, highly adsorptive to sediment and recalcitrant to natural attenuation. The overall goal of this explorative research is to fill the knowledge gap on the roles of photochemical reaction and ozonation in oil weathering and to determine the effects of the oil dispersants and adsorption on these chemical processes.

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Project ID: 63
Project Name: Photochemical degradation and ozonation of persistent BP oil compounds in the spill-affected Alabama coast water and sediment – Penetration, Accumulation and Degradation of BP DWH Oil in Florida Sandy Beaches
SourceUID: 75
Latitude: 32.59553597
Longitude: -85.4924014
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Alabama
County: Lee
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Chemical Aspects Research
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Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Petroleum
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Auburn University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Don Zhao
Point of Contact – Phone: zhaodon@auburn.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 334-844-6277
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=75
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): 177975
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 177975
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