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Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Vijai Elango

Louisiana State University

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

3418 Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Baton Rouge, LA  70803  

velango@lsu.edu

Project List:

Chemical evolution and plant-microbe degradation of petroleum in saline marsh plants and soils

Year 6-8 Investigator Grants (RFP-V)Role: Post-Doc

Biodegradability of MC252 Oil-Sand Aggregates on Rapidly Eroding Coastal Beach Environments

Bridge Grants (RFP-III)Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Publications & Presentations:

Conference Presentations - 5

2017

Elango, V., Pardue, J. H., & Curtis, D. (2017). Transport of Crude Oil Aggregates and Associate Microbial Populations: Impact of Biodegradation Potential. In Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. Miami, FL : 05/22/17-05/25/17.
Fitch, L., Romaine, Z., Elango, V., & Pardue, J. H. (2017). Aerobic Biostimulation oB buried MC252 Oil:metagenomic and biogeochemical assessment of a new response approach. In Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. Miami, FL : 05/22/17-05/25/17.
Kassenga, J., Decell, N. M., Mohammed, Y., Elango, V., & Pardue, J. H. (2017). Cycling of Petrogenic PAHs through Vegetation:implications for biodegradation of residual crude oil in marshes. In Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. Miami, FL : 05/22/17-05/25/17.

2011

Pardue, J., Elango, V., Lemelle, K., & Urbano, M. (2011). Biodegradation of Emulsified MC252 Oil in Barrier Island Subenvironments. In Battelle Bioremediation Conference. Reno, NV, June 2011: Poster.
Pardue, J., Elango, V., McCoy, & Bellone. (2011). Biodegradation of Emulsified MC252 Oil in Coastal Salt Marshes. In Battelle Bioremediation Conference. Reno, NV, June 2011.