Dipl.-Ing. Katrin Laqua

E-Mail: Dipl.-Ing. Katrin Laqua


Experimental study of multiphase flows under extreme environmental conditions in combination to the oil spill 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, C-IMAGE

  • Description of the fluid pathways of a deep-sea blowout: From multiphase petroleum jet to a rising plume, to bubbles and drops
  • Description of methane hydrate formation
  • Determination of the bubble and drop size distribution with endoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
  • Determination of the physical properties and the composition of the multiphase mixture


This project is sponsored by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI). Project partners are:

  • University of South Florida – College of Marine Science, Lead Institution
  • University of Miami – Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Integrated hydrodynamic and oil fate modeling
  • University of Calgary – HMW environmental exposure, partitioning
  • Texas A&M University – Near-field modeling
  • TUHH – Institute for Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design, completion and application of pressure tools
  • TUHH – Institute for Technical Biocatalysis, biological degradation