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Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC)

EPA Grant Number: R827015
Center: IPEC University of Tulsa (TU)
Center Director: Sublette, Kerry L.
Title: Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC)
Investigators: Sublette, Kerry L.
Institution: University of Tulsa
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: October 1, 1998 through September 30, 2003 (Extended to February 28, 2006)
Project Amount: $3,620,754
RFA: Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC) (1999)
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , Targeted Research

Description:

Objective:

The Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC) is a consortium of four universities in Oklahoma and Arkansas: The University of Tulsa (TU), The University of Oklahoma (OU), Oklahoma State University (OSU), and The University of Arkansas (UA) at Fayetteville. The fiscal center of IPEC is the University of Tulsa. The consortium has the following specific objectives:

  • Development of new, cost-effective technologies for the solution of environmental problems in the petroleum industry to improve the competitiveness of the industry
  • Dissemination of information regarding state-of-the-art petroleum environmental technology, new technology development, and legal and regulatory issues which can impact the competitiveness of the domestic petroleum industry.

The strategic and economic importance of this industry requires that industry, government and academia combine their resources and coordinate their efforts toward finding solutions for the environmental problems that represent the greatest challenge to the competitiveness of the domestic petroleum industry. The success of this effort will not only stimulate jobs in this industry sector, but also contribute in a large way to the environmental health of the nation. In response to this need, the four major research universities in the oil-producing states of Oklahoma and Arkansas have joined together to form the Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC). The mission of IPEC is to increase the competitiveness of the domestic petroleum industry through a reduction in the costs of compliance with U.S. environmental regulations. Objectives specific to meeting the goals of the consortium include the following:

  1. Development of cost-effective technologies to meet the challenges of environmental regulations to the competitiveness of the domestic petroleum industry.
  2. Dissemination of information regarding state-of-the-art petroleum environmental technology, new technology development, and legal and regulatory issues which can impact the competitiveness of the domestic petroleum industry.


Journal Articles: 16 Displayed | Download in RIS Format

Other center views: All 120 publications 19 publications in selected types All 16 journal articles

Type Citation Sub Project Document Sources
Journal Article Childs JD, Acosta E, Scamehorn JF. Surfactant-enhanced treatment of oil-based drill cuttings. Journal of Energy Resources Technology 2005;127(2):153-162. R827015C009 (Final)
  • Abstract: Journal of Energy Resources Technology
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  • Journal Article Davidova I, Hicks MS, Fedorak PM, Suflita JM. The influence of nitrate on microbial processes in oil industry production waters. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 2001;27(2):80-86. R827015C008 (2000)
    R827015C008 (Final)
  • Abstract from PubMed
  • Abstract: Springer
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  • Journal Article Duncan, K. E., R. Kolhatkar, G. Subramanim, R. Narasimhan, E. Jennings, S. Hettenbach, A. Brown, C. McComas, W. Potter, K. Sublette. 1999. "Microbial dynamics in oil-impacted prairie soil." Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 77-79: 421-434. R827015C002 (2000)
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    Journal Article Geyer R, Peacock AD, Miltner A, Richnow HH, White DC, Sublette KL, Kastner M. In situ assessment of biodegradation potential using biotraps amended with 13C-labeled benzene or toluene. Environmental Science & Technology 2005;39(13):4983-4989. R830633 (Final)
    X832428 (Final)
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  • Abstract: ES&T-Abstract
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  • Journal Article Kopinke F-D, Georgi A, Voskamp M, Richnow HH. Carbon isotope fractionation of organic contaminants due to retardation on humic substances: implications for natural attenuation studies in aquifers. Environmental Science & Technology 2005;39(16):6052-6062. R827015C032 (2005)
  • Full-text: ACS Full Text
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  • Other: ACS PDF
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  • Journal Article Kuder T, Wilson JT, Kaiser P, Kolhatkar R, Philp P, Allen J. Enrichment of stable carbon and hydrogen isotopes during anaerobic biodegradation of MTBE: Microcosm and field evidence. Environmental Science & Technology 2005;39(1):213-220. R827015C032 (2005)
    R830633C005 (2005)
  • Full-text: ACS Publications Full Text
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  • Abstract: ACS Publications Abstract
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  • Other: ACS Publications PDF
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  • Journal Article Nanny, M.A.; Andrus, V.E., and Philp, R.P. (2003) "Chemical Characterization of Humate." in progress, to be submitted to Organic Geochemisty. R827015C012 (2001)
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    Journal Article Rios-Hernandez LA, Gieg LM, Suflita JM. Biodegradation of an alicyclic hydrocarbon by a sulfate-reducing enrichment from a gas condensate-contaminated aquifer. Applied and Environmental Mirobiology 2003;69(1):434-443. R827015C017 (2002)
    R827015C017 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Sublette KL, Tapp JB, Fisher JB, Jennings E, Duncan K, Thoma G, Brokaw J, Todd T. Lessons learned in remediation and restoration in the Oklahoma prairie: a review. Applied Geochemistry 2007;22(10):2225-2239. R830633 (Final)
    X832428 (Final)
  • Full-text: ScienceDirect-Full Text HTML
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  • Abstract: ScienceDirect-Abstract
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  • Other: ScienceDirect-Full Text PDF
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  • Journal Article Sublette K, Jennings E, Mehta C, Duncan K, Brokaw J, Todd T, Thoma G. Monitoring soil ecosystem recovery following bioremediation of a terrestrial crude oil spill with and without a fertilizer amendment. Soil and Sediment Contamination 2007;16(2):181-208. R830633 (Final)
    X832428 (Final)
  • Abstract: Taylor&Francis-Abstract
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  • Journal Article Thoma GJ, Lam TB, Wolf DC. A mathematical model of phytoremediation for petroleum contaminated soil:sensitivity analysis. International Journal of Phytoremediation 2003;5(2):125-136. R827015C018 (2002)
    R827015C018 (Final)
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  • Abstract: Informaworld
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  • Journal Article Thoma GJ, Lam TB, Wolf DC. A mathematical model of phytoremediation for petroleum-contaminated soil: model development. International Journal of Phytoremediation 2003;5(1):41-55. R830633 (Final)
    R827015C018 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Townsend GT, Prince RC, Suflita JM. Anaerobic oxidation of crude oil hydrocarbons by the resident microorganisms of a contaminated anoxic aquifer. Environmental Science & Technology 2003;37(22):5213-5218. R827015C004 (2001)
    R827015C017 (2002)
    R827015C017 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Townsend GT, Prince RC, Suflita JM. Anaerobic biodegradation of alicyclic constituents of gasoline and natural gas condensate by bacteria from an anoxic aquifer. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 2004;49(1):129-135. R827015C017 (2002)
    R827015C017 (Final)
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  • Journal Article White Jr. PM, Wolf DC, Thoma GJ, Reynolds CM. Influence of organic and inorganic soil amendments on plant growth in crude oil-contaminated soil. International Journal of Phytoremediation 2003;5(4):381-397. R830633 (Final)
    R827015C018 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Ziegler SE, White PM, Wolf DC, Thoma GJ. Tracking the fate and recycling of 13C-labeled glucose in soil. Soil Science 2005;170(10):767-778. R830633 (Final)
  • Abstract: Soil Science Abstract
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  • Supplemental Keywords:

    Scientific Discipline, Sustainable Industry/Business, Waste, Water, Analytical Chemistry, Contaminated Sediments, Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecology and Ecosystems, Economics and Business, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Environment, Technology for Sustainable Environment, IPEC, bioremediation, bioremediation of soils, chemical waste, clean technologies, cleaner production, contaminant transport, contaminated sediment, environmental technology, hazardous emissions, hazardous waste, innovative technology, oil production, petrochemicals, petroleum waste, phytoremediation, pollution control, pollution prevention, technology research, RFA, Scientific Discipline, Sustainable Industry/Business, Sustainable Environment, Technology for Sustainable Environment, Environmental Engineering, environmental technology, petrochemicals, petroleum industry, environmental regulations, compliance burden

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R827015C001 Evaluation of Road Base Material Derived from Tank Bottom Sludges
    R827015C002 Passive Sampling Devices (PSDs) for Bioavailability Screening of Soils Containing Petrochemicals
    R827015C003 Demonstration of a Subsurface Drainage System for the Remediation of Brine-Impacted Soil
    R827015C004 Anaerobic Intrinsic Bioremediation of Whole Gasoline
    R827015C005 Microflora Involved in Phytoremediation of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons
    R827015C006 Microbial Treatment of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM)
    R827015C007 Using Plants to Remediate Petroleum-Contaminated Soil
    R827015C008 The Use of Nitrate for the Control of Sulfide Formation in Oklahoma Oil Fields
    R827015C009 Surfactant-Enhanced Treatment of Oil-Contaminated Soils and Oil-Based Drill Cuttings
    R827015C010 Novel Materials for Facile Separation of Petroleum Products from Aqueous Mixtures Via Magnetic Filtration
    R827015C011 Development of Relevant Ecological Screening Criteria (RESC) for Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Exploration and Production Sites
    R827015C012 Humate-Induced Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Surface Soils
    R827015C013 New Process for Plugging Abandoned Wells
    R827015C014 Enhancement of Microbial Sulfate Reduction for the Remediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Aquifers - A Laboratory and Field Scale Demonstration
    R827015C015 Locating Oil-Water Interfaces in Process Vessels
    R827015C016 Remediation of Brine Spills with Hay
    R827015C017 Continuation of an Investigation into the Anaerobic Intrinsic Bioremediation of Whole Gasoline
    R827015C018 Using Plants to Remediate Petroleum-Contaminated Soil
    R827015C019 Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Salt-Impacted Soil by Native Halophiles or Halotolerants and Strategies for Enhanced Degradation
    R827015C020 Anaerobic Intrinsic Bioremediation of MTBE
    R827015C021 Evaluation of Commercial, Microbial-Based Products to Treat Paraffin Deposition in Tank Bottoms and Oil Production Equipment
    R827015C022 A Continuation: Humate-Induced Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Surface Soils
    R827015C023 Data for Design of Vapor Recovery Units for Crude Oil Stock Tank Emissions
    R827015C024 Development of an Environmentally Friendly and Economical Process for Plugging Abandoned Wells
    R827015C025 A Continuation of Remediation of Brine Spills with Hay
    R827015C026 Identifying the Signature of the Natural Attenuation of MTBE in Goundwater Using Molecular Methods and "Bug Traps"
    R827015C027 Identifying the Signature of Natural Attenuation in the Microbial Ecology of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Groundwater Using Molecular Methods and "Bug Traps"
    R827015C028 Using Plants to Remediate Petroleum-Contaminated Soil: Project Continuation
    R827015C030 Effective Stormwater and Sediment Control During Pipeline Construction Using a New Filter Fence Concept
    R827015C031 Evaluation of Sub-micellar Synthetic Surfactants versus Biosurfactants for Enhanced LNAPL Recovery
    R827015C032 Utilization of the Carbon and Hydrogen Isotopic Composition of Individual Compounds in Refined Hydrocarbon Products To Monitor Their Fate in the Environment
    R830633 Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC)
    R830633C001 Development of an Environmentally Friendly and Economical Process for Plugging Abandoned Wells (Phase II)
    R830633C002 A Continuation of Remediation of Brine Spills with Hay
    R830633C003 Effective Stormwater and Sediment Control During Pipeline Construction Using a New Filter Fence Concept
    R830633C004 Evaluation of Sub-micellar Synthetic Surfactants versus Biosurfactants for Enhanced LNAPL Recovery
    R830633C005 Utilization of the Carbon and Hydrogen Isotopic Composition of Individual Compounds in Refined Hydrocarbon Products To Monitor Their Fate in the Environment
    R830633C006 Evaluation of Commercial, Microbial-Based Products to Treat Paraffin Deposition in Tank Bottoms and Oil Production Equipment
    R830633C007 Identifying the Signature of the Natural Attenuation in the Microbial Ecology of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Groundwater Using Molecular Methods and “Bug Traps”
    R830633C008 Using Plants to Remediate Petroleum-Contaminated Soil: Project Continuation
    R830633C009 Use of Earthworms to Accelerate the Restoration of Oil and Brine Impacted Sites

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