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The Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem

A tale of two Gulf spills: A research consortium of 17 institutions from 5 countries studying the impacts of oil spills on the Gulf of Mexico.

Partitioning Behavior of Crude

Partitioning Behavior of Crude – Dr. Thomas Oldenburg – University of Calgary

The dissolution of oil fragments and methane at varying depth and temperature, with or without dispersants is tested in the Calgary partitioning device. The solubility of BTEX (benzene-toluene-ethylbenzene-xylene), alkylphenols and other petrochemicals is determined between gas charged oil and seawater at high pressures.

Ultra high-resolution Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS) is utilized to study the composition, behavior and fate of complex petrogenic and biogenic organic mixtures in marine sediments and dissolved organic matter (DOM). FTICR-MS is used to analyze results of TUHH high-pressure studies and Wageningen mesocosm studies.

Podcasts from The Loop

The Loop is a series of podcasts which take an in depth look at C-IMAGE research. Partnering with Mind Open Media reporters Ari Daniel Shapiro and David Levin, our researchers share the importance of their studies and how they help our understanding of oil spills. David and Ari have produced eight podcasts and have more in the queue. The podcasts are linked below. Plug in and learn about our research!

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