Cold Spray (CS) deposition of protective coatings is an environmentally friendly and field-deployable process, that is capable of replacing electroplating processes.
Dr. Billy Johnson, from ERDC, successfully demonstrated an ESTCP project linking watershed and riverine modeling system for DoD installations across varying climatic and hydrologic regions.
Fall is busy for the SERDP and ESTCP offices. Just as FY19 proposals are being reviewed and selected, the FY20 solicitations will begin to form. The next couple of months are filled with meetings with our Technical Committees, SERDP Council, and Executive Working Group to continue our process of funding solutions to the pressing environmental issues of the day.
Mike Richardson, a technical advisor to the Munitions Response Technical Committee, has been working for the last several years to pull together a plan for a standardized underwater test site. We are putting this planning into a higher gear starting this year.
The ASETSDefense Workshop for 2018 was concluded on Thursday August-23, with great success. A total of 221 representatives of over 130 different organizations, including both public (78 participants) and private sector (143 participants), made their way to Denver CO, along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for 3-days to share developments on testing and implementation of sustainable chemical and process alternatives.
Since the 1970s the Department of Defense has used Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) formulations to suppress fires, which has spread per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination. In May of 2017, SERDP and ESTCP held a Workshop on research and demonstration needs for management of AFFF impacted sites. As a result, SERDP began funding a group of projects in 2018 to address identified knowledge gaps on PFAS.
With the recent completion of SERDP project RC-2334 we now have a new understanding of the impact climate change and sea-level rise have on Roi-Namur Island on Kwajalein Atoll. This week we take a look into the approach these investigators followed to conduct their experiment, along with their results and proposed next steps.