Based on tests conducted in SERDP project WP-2144, hexavalent chromium corrosion inhibitors in adhesive bond primers were found to have no statistical significance for adhesive bondline environmental durability compared to non-chromated and non-inhibited primer variants.
SERDP and ESTCP investments in contaminated sediment management research achieved a major milestone with the specification of activated carbon placement as part of the remedy in the Records of Decision (RODs) for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) in Hawaii, and for the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard (HPNS) in California. More
The New York Times recently highlighted the work being conducted by Dr. Sarah Olson and her team to assess white-nose syndrome (WNS) and non-stationary changes on bat populations.
Resodyn has joined with the Naval Air Warfare Center – Weapons Division, in an effort to develop technologies that will assist DoD in limiting waste streams associated with manufacture of energetic materials under a SERDP-funded effort. More
In an effort to continue to strengthen the technology transition efforts, the Installation Energy and Water (EW) program issued a solicitation topic in FY18 on technology transfer, with the goal to identify innovative approaches to promote greater adoption of demonstrated technologies. More
A SERDP funded effort led by Dr. Kristina Stinson at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, examined the functional diversity of soil fungi in lands degraded by the NIS garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Moreover, the research team tested the feasibility of different eradication measures for recovery of soil biological diversity and function under a range of regional anthropogenic, abiotic stresses.
ESTCP 2018 Project of the Year Award for Munitions Response
Dr. Schultz’s project began with an assessment of existing amphibious platforms and their capabilities of towing electromagnetic induction (EMI) sensors in nearshore environments. This assessment included the potential impact of each platform on the underwater environment and each system was assessed for use in environmentally sensitive areas.
ESTCP 2018 Project of the Year Award for Weapons Systems and Platforms
Cast cured, high energy, composite materials are used across the Department of Defense (DoD) in rocket motors, explosives, and pyrotechnic devices. The current state of the art for producing these materials involves mixing the components using a bowl and impeller then moving that mixture into the vessel intended to hold it. Transferring the material and cleaning the mixing apparatus both produce waste material, require the use of cleaning solvents, and expose workers to hazardous conditions. More
ESTCP 2018 Project of the Year Award for Environmental Restoration
Dr. Charles Schaefer from CDM Smith has led a number of projects under both SERDP and ESTCP addressing contamination in fractured rock. He and his project teams have studied bioaugmentation as a cost-effective treatment for dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) sources present in the fracture zones.