SERDP and ESTCP Announce FY 2015 New Start Project Selections


Sixty-five SERDP and ESTCP FY 2015 new start projects have been selected for funding. These projects responded to the following FY 2015 solicitations: SERDP Core, SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED), ESTCP Environmental Technologies, and ESTCP Installation Energy.

Topics being addressed by these projects include long-term natural attenuation of groundwater contaminants; managing contaminated sediments; assessing vapor intrusion from subsurface volatile organic compound contamination; munitions response in underwater environments; natural resource management in a non-stationary world; green manufacturing and maintenance; green energetics; and advanced building energy and water management.

The tables below list the FY 2015 new start projects for  SERDP ( Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Climate Change, and Weapons Systems and Platforms) and  ESTCP ( Energy and Water, Environmental Restoration, and Weapons Systems and Platforms). As project overviews become available, links from the project numbers are provided below. Information on these and other SERDP and ESTCP projects is also available under Program Areas


Environmental Restoration

ERSON-15-01: Improved Understanding of Long Term Natural Attenuation Processes on Contaminants in Groundwater
ER-2529 Estimating Mobile-Immobile Mass Transfer Parameters Using Direct Push Tools Dr. Robert Borden Solutions-IES
ER-2530 Biogeochemical Processes that Control Natural Attenuation of Trichloroethylene in Low Permeability Zones Dr. Charles Werth University of Texas at Austin
ER-2531 Role of Acidophilic Methanotrophs in Long Term Natural Attenuation of VOCs in Low pH Aquifers Dr. Paul Hatzinger CB&I Federal Services
ER-2532 Biologically Mediated Abiotic Degradation of Chlorinated Ethenes: A New Conceptual Framework Dr. Michelle Scherer University of Iowa
ER-2533 A Field Method to Quantify Chlorinated Solvent Diffusion, Sorption, Abiotic and Biotic Degradation in Low Permeability Zones Dr. Richelle Allen-King University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
ER-2534 NMR-Based Sensors for In Situ Monitoring of Changes in Groundwater Chemistry Dr. Julie Konzuk Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
ER-2535 Extending the Applicability of Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis To Low Concentrations of 1,4-Dioxane Mr. Peter Bennett Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
ERSEED-15-01: Improved Measurement and Assessment of Off-Site Contaminant Influx and Potential Recontamination of Aquatic Sediments Sites
  ER-2537 Remedy and Recontamination Assessment Array Dr. Bart Chadwick SPAWAR Systems Center
ERSEED-15-02: Development of Passive Sampling Methodologies to Measure Contaminant Bioavailability in Aquatic Sediments
ER-2538 Development of A Passive Multisampling Method To Measure Dioxins/Furans and Other Contaminant Bioavailability In Aquatic Sediments Dr. Rainer Lohmann University of Rhode Island
ER-2539 Development of an In-Situ Passive Sampler for the Detection and Remediation of Explosive Compounds Ms. Penny Vlahos University of Connecticut
ER-2540 Actively Shaken In-Situ Passive Sampler Platform for Methylmercury and Organics Dr. Upal Ghosh University of Maryland Baltimore County
ER-2541 Multipurpose Sediment Passive Sampler with Improved Tissue Mimicry to Measure the Bioavailable Fraction Mr. Paul Edmiston ABSMaterials, Inc.
ER-2542 Optimization of Integrative Passive Sampling Approaches for Use in the Epibenthic Environment Dr. Jason Belden Oklahoma State University
ER-2543 Nanofiber-Enabled, Multi-Target Passive Sampling Device for Determination of the Freely-Dissolved Sediment Pore Water Concentrations of Organic Contaminants Dr. Andres Martinez University of Iowa

Munitions Response

MRSON-15-01: Detection, Classification, and Remediation of Military Munitions Underwater
MR-2500 Effects of Target Corrosion on Advanced EMI Signatures in Underwater Environments Dr. Barry Spargo Naval Research Laboratory
MR-2501 Limited Scope Design Study for Multi-Sensor Tow Body Dr. Kevin Williams University of Washington
MR-2502 Quantitiative Sediment Mapping: Surveys of Geoacoustic Properties Affecting Munitions Burial, Mobility and Detection Dr. Charles Holland Pennsylvania State University
MR-2503 Quantification of Hydrodynamic Forcing and Burial, Exposure and Mobility of Munitions on the Beach Face Dr. Jack Puleo University of Delaware
MR-2504 UXO Detection and Classification with Parametric Sonar Dr. William Sanders Naval Research Laboratory
MR-2505 Acoustic Response of Underwater Munitions near a Water-Sediment Boundary Dr. Steven Kargl University of Washington
MR-2545 Sediment Volume Search Sonar Development Mr. Daniel Brown Pennsylvania State University

Resource Conservation and Climate Change

RCSON-15-01: New Paradigms for Managing Species and Ecosystems in a Non-Stationary World
RC-2506 Quantifying the Stability of Fish Interaction Networks Along Environmental Disturbance Gradients Dr. Daniel McGarvey Virginia Commonwealth University
RC-2507 High-Frequency Analysis of Stream Chemistry to Establish Elemental Cycling Regimes of High-Latitude Catchments Dr. Tamara Harms University of Alaska, Fairbanks
RC-2508 Conserving Listed and At-Risk Plants in a Non-Stationary World: A Predictive Framework for Assessing Risks and Guiding Management Dr. Dov Sax Brown University
RC-2509 Empirical Dynamics: A New Paradigm for Understanding and Managing Species and Ecosystems in a Non-Stationary Nonlinear World Dr. George Sugihara Scripps Institution of Oceanography
RC-2510 Global Change, Vulnerability, and Resilience: Management Options for an Uncertain Future Dr. Craig Allen University of Nebraska, Lincoln
RC-2511 Flow-Population Models for Tracking Non-Stationary Changes in Riparian and Aquatic Ecosystems Dr. David Lytle Oregon State University
RC-2512 Evaluating the Use of Spatially Explicit Population Models to Predict Conservation Reliant Species in Non-Analogue Future Environments on DoD Lands Dr. Brian Hudgens Institute for Wildlife Studies
RCSON-15-02: Adapting to Changes in the Hydrologic Cycle under Non-Stationary Climate Conditions
RC-2513 Effects of Global Change on Extreme Precipitation and Flooding: New Approaches to IDF and Regional Flood Frequency Estimation Dr. Dennis Lettenmaier University of California, Los Angeles
RC-2514 Linked Rainfall and Runoff Intensity-Duration-Frequency in the Face of Climate Change and Uncertainty Dr. Yonas Demissie Washington State University
RC-2515 Changes in Climate and Its Effect on Timing of Snowmelt and Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves Dr. Anna Wagner Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
RC-2516 Climate-Informed Estimation of Hydrologic Extremes for Robust Adaptation to Non-Stationary Climate Dr. Casey Brown University of Massachusetts
RC-2517 Incorporation of the Effects of Future Anthropogenically-Forced Climate Change in Intensity-Duration-Frequency Design Values Dr. Kenneth Kunkel North Carolina State University / NC Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS)

Weapons Systems and Platforms

WPSON-15-01: Sustainable Gasless Delay Formations
WP-2518 Environmentally Sustainable Gasless Delay Compositions for Fuzes Dr. Jay Poret U.S. Army ARDEC
WP-2519 Environmentally Benign Multi-Component Delay System with Tunable Propagation Characteristics Dr. Zac Doorenbos Innovative Materials and Processes, LLC
WPSON-15-02: Standardized Test Methodologies for Low Observable Coating Durability
WP-2520 Characterization of Low Observable Coating Durability Using Time-Domain Terahertz Reflectivity Dr. John Federici New Jersey Institute of Technology
WP-2521 Standardized Test Methodologies for Low Observable Coating Durability Dr. Joseph Osborne Boeing Research and Technology
WPSEED-15-01: Sustainable Solvents for Use in Degreasing
WP-2522 Development of Azeotropic Blends to Replace TCE and nPB in Vapor Degreasing Operations Dr. Darren Williams Sam Houston State University
WP-2523 Furanic Solvents for Degreasing Dr. Matthew Davis Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division – China Lake
WP-2526 Improved Degreasing Solvents Based on Ionic Liquids Dr. Huimin Luo Oak Ridge National Laboratory
WPSEED-15-02: Development of a Low Contact Resistance Passivate for Electrical System Components
WP-2524 Anticorrosion Coatings Based on Assemblies of Superhydrophobic Particles Impregnated with Conductive Oil Dr. George Polyzos Oak Ridge National Laboratory
WP-2525 Environmentally-Benign Conductive Polymer Passivating Coatings Dr. Peter Zarras Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
WP-2527 Non-Chromate Passivation for LHE ZnNi Dr. Matthew O'Keefe Missouri University of Science and Technology
WP-2528 Development of a Low Contact Resistance Passivate for Electrical Components Mr. Michael Vinson Averatek Corporation


Energy and Water

EW-201510 Demonstration of Ice Pigging Technology to Remove Biofilms in Water Distribution Systems Mr. Steven Fann Naval Facilities Engineering Services Center
EW-201511 Automated Aerosol-Sealing of Building Envelopes Dr. Mark Modera University of California, Davis
EW-201512 Demonstration and Cost Analysis of a Building Retrofit Using High-Performance Insulation Dr. Andrew Nelson Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
EW-201513 Validating the COOLNOMIX AC and Refrigeration Compressor Control Retrofit Mr. Bryan Urban Fraunhofer USA, Inc.
EW-201514 Latent Energy Storage Systems Mr. Shayne Rolfe PhaseStor Energy
EW-201515 Gas Engine-Driven Heat Pump (GHP) Cold Climate Field Demonstration Ms. Patricia Rowley Gas Technology Institute
EW-201516 Thermally Assisted High Temperature Heat Pump Mr. John Archibald American Solar, Inc.
EW-201517 Energy Reduction Using Epoxy Coatings for Sealing Leaking Compressed Air Systems Mr. Gary Anguiano Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC)
EW-201518 Energy and Water Efficiency Improvements for Dishrooms in Military Dining Facilities Dr. Frank Johnson Gas Technology Institute
EW-201519 Utilization of Advanced Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) for Energy Reduction on DoD Installations Mrs. Kim Mueller Dominion Virginia Power

Environmental Restoration

ER-201501 The VI Diagnosis Toolkit for Assessing Vapor Intrusion Pathways and Impacts in Neighborhoods Overlying Dissolved Chlorinated Solvent Plumes Dr. Paul Johnson Arizona State University
ER-201502 Tools for Understanding Transients in Vapor Intrusion Dr. Eric Suuberg Brown University
ER-201503 Mass Flux Characterization for Vapor Intrusion Assessment Dr. Helen Dawson Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
ER-201504 Demonstration of a Long-Term Sampling and Novel Analysis Approach for Distinguishing Sources of Volatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Air Dr. Alan Rossner Clarkson University
ER-201505 Sewers and Utility Tunnels as Preferential Pathways for Volatile Organic Compound Migration Into Buildings: Risk Factors and Investigation Protocol Dr. Thomas McHugh GSI Environmental, Inc.

Weapons Systems and Platforms

WP-201506 Demonstration and Validation of Siloxane-Based Aircraft Topcoats that are Isocyanate-Free and Provide a Reduced Environmental Impact Dr. Erick Iezzi Naval Research Laboratory
WP-201507 Green Processing of Energetic Materials Using Resonant Acoustic Mixing Technology Dr. Andrew Nelson Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
WP-201508 One Step No Waste Composition C-4 Production Dr. Kenneth Lee U.S. Army ARDEC
WP-201509 Demonstration of DBX-1 as an Alternative to RD-1333 Lead Azide Mrs. Andrea Bloomer Naval Surface Warfare Center
WP-201520 Demonstration of Stacked High Shear Rotary Membrane System (HSRMS) for Shipboard Bilgewater Treatment Ms. Danielle Paynter Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
WP-201521 Waste-to-Energy Thermal Destruction Identification for Forward Operating Bases Mr. Edwin Chiang Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
WP-201522 Electrochemical Waste Recycling for Cannon Production Mr. Christopher Humiston Benet Laboratories

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