SERDP and ESTCP Announce 2021 Projects of the Year

The SERDP and ESTCP Project of the Year awards honor significant research and demonstration achievements in addressing the Department of Defense’s environmental and

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installation energy challenges. This year’s winners made contributions to the following areas of research:

  • treatment of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) from investigation-derived waste soils
  • mobility of munitions in the underwater environment
  • wildfire combustion processes
  • shipboard oil/water emulsions
  • detection and classification of underwater munitions
  • standardized polymeric sampler procedures for quantifying freely dissolved organic contaminant concentrations
  • data diodes to protect and monitor DoD facility equipment
  • assessments of commercially available PFAS-free firefighting foams
  • remote collection of biological data on military lands

Over the next few months, these projects will be featured on the SERDP and ESTCP blog. The winners are listed below, with links to their project overviews for more information regarding their work.

 

SERDP Projects of the Year

 

Environmental Restoration

Demonstration of Smoldering Combustion Treatment of PFAS-impacted Investigation-Derived Waste

Dr. David W. Major, Geosyntec Consultants

Project Overview

 

Munitions Response

Further Examining the Role of Cohesive Sediments in Munitions Mobility through Additional Infield Deployment of Smart Munitions and Application of a SERDP-developed Penetrometer Dr. Arthur Trembanis, University of Delaware

Project Overview

 

Resource Conservation and Resiliency

Multi-scale Analyses of Wildland Fire Combustion Processes in Open-canopied Forests using Coupled and Iteratively Informed Laboratory-, Field-, and Model-based Approaches

Dr. Nicholas Skowronski, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Project Overview

 

Weapons Systems and Platforms

Understanding Shipboard Oil/Water Emulsions Using Macro- and Micro-scale Flows

Dr. Cari Dutcher, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Project Overview

 

ESTCP Projects of the Year

 

Environmental Restoration

Standardization of Polymeric Sampling for Measuring Freely Dissolved Organic Contaminant Concentrations in Sediment Porewater

Dr. Mandy Michalsen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Project Overview

 

Installation Energy and Water

Low-cost, Plug-and-Play Data Diodes for Protection and Monitoring of DoD Facility Equipment

Mr. Colin Dunn, Fend Incorporated

Project Overview

 

Munitions Response

Demonstration of AUV-Based Structural Acoustic Look-Down and Side-Look Sonars for Underwater Buried UXO Detection and Classification

Dr. Joseph A. Bucaro, Representing the Naval Research Laboratory

Project Overview

 

Resource Conservation and Resiliency

Use of the “Data Mule” Unmanned Aircraft System to Remotely Download Ground Based Sensor Data on Military Lands

Mr. David Delaney, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

Project Overview

 

Weapons Systems and Platforms

Capabilities Assessment of Commercially Available PFAS-free Foams

Mr. Jerry Back, Jensen Hughes, Inc.

Project Overview

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