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Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Srinivasa R. Raghavan

University of Maryland

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

2113 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering
College Park , MD  20742  

sraghava@umd.edu

Project List:

Molecular Engineering of Food-Grade Dispersants as Highly Efficient and Safe Materials for the Treatment of Oil Spills

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

Consortium for the Molecular Engineering of Dispersant Systems (C-MEDS)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 3

2015

Riehm, D. A., Neilsen, J. E., Bothun, G. D., John, V. T., Raghavan, S. R., & McCormick, A. V. (2015). Efficient dispersion of crude oil by blends of food-grade surfactants: Toward greener oil-spill treatments. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 101(1), 92–97.

2014

Athas, J. C., Jun, K., McCafferty, C., Owoseni, O., John, V. T., & Raghavan, S. R. (2014). An Effective Dispersant for Oil Spills Based on Food-Grade Amphiphiles. Langmuir, 30(31), 9285–9294.

2013

Venkataraman, P., Tang, J., Frenkel, E., McPherson, G. L., He, J., Raghavan, S. R., et al. (2013). Attachment of a Hydrophobically Modified Biopolymer at the Oil-Water Interface in the Treatment of Oil Spills. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 5(9), 3572–3580.

Conference Presentations - 8

2017

Agrawal, N. R., & Raghavan, S. R. (2017). Food-grade dispersants for remediation of oil spills: Insights from colloid science. In 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. Washington, DC : 08/20/17-08/24/17.
Agrawal, N. R., & Raghavan, S. R. (2017). How to Select the Right Solvent for Oil-Spill Dispersants? Insights from Hansen Solubility Parameters. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Bothun, G. D., John, V., Blake, D., Swientoniewski, L., Omarova, M., Rocchio, J., et al. (2017). Growth of Alcanivorax borkumensis using oil dispersed by food grade amphiphiles. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
McCormick, A., Athas, J., Neilsen, K., Bothun, G., John, V., Raghavan, S., et al. (2017). Efficient Dispersion of Crude Oil by Blends of Food-Grade Surfactants: Toward Greener Oil Spill Treatments. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
McCormick, A., Athas, J., Neilsen, K., Bothun, G., John, V., Raghavan, S., et al. (2017). Efficient Dispersion of Crude Oil by Blends of Food-Grade Surfactants: Toward Greener Oil Spill Treatments. In 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN : 10/29/17-11/03/17.

2014

Athas, J. C., Jun, K., McCafferty, C., Owoseni, O., John, V. T., & Raghavan, S. R. (2014). A safe and effective dispersant for oil spills based on food-grade amphiphiles. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Raghavan, S. R., Diehn, K., Oh, H., & Weiss, R. G. (2014). Can supramolecular gelation of organic solvents be predicted a priori? Insights from a study of a sorbitol-based organogelator. In 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting. Dallas, TX - 03/16/2014-03/20/2014.

2012

Venkataraman, P., John, V., & Raghavan, S. (2012). Enhanced Effectiveness of Dispersants in Oil Spill Remediation Through the Use of Modified Polysaccharides. In American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA, October 29, 2012.