Oil Composition and nutrients for the GOMCOAST mesocosm using Gulf Of Mexico COASTal water

Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEx)

Last Update:
Aug 07 2019 17:19 UTC
Dataset Author(s):
Terry L. Wade, Anthony H. Knap, Dawei Shi, Gerardo Gold-Bouchot, Maya E. Morales-McDevitt, Stephen T. Sweet, Peter H. Santschi and Antonietta Quigg
Point of Contact:
Wade, Terry
Texas A&M University / Geochemical and Environmental Research Group
833 Graham Road
College Station, Texas  77845
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Mesocosm experiments were performed with Gulf of Mexico seawater collected from the Texas coastline, near TABS buoy R (29° 38.1000'N, 93° 38.5020'W) and was amended with nutrients. The four treatments in triplicate were analyzed for oil composition were 1) Control, 2) Water accommodated oil fraction (WAF), 3) Chemically enhanced (Corexit 9500) water accommodated fraction (CEWAF), and 4) 10-fold diluted CEWAF (DCWAF). The oil composition data presented here are EOE (estimated oil equivalence using fluorescence), PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), and Total PAH. Additionally, nutrients for these treatments are also included.

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