Emerging Issues

SERDP and ESTCP efforts focus on the fate, transport, and treatment of emerging groundwater contaminants.  Studies also examine new pathways for human exposure from contaminated groundwater, such as vapor intrusion, with the goal of preventing or mitigating such exposure.

Active Projects List
Project Title Start Date

Molecular Design of Effective and Versatile Adsorbents for Ex Situ Treatment of AFFF-Impacted Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1417
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mandy Michalsen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
SERDP Jan 2018

Electrically Assisted Sorption and Desorption of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1395
Principal Investigator: Douglas Call, North Carolina State University
SERDP Jan 2018

Baseline Data Acquisition and Numerical Modeling to Evaluate the Fate and Transport of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances within the Vadose Zone

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1389
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeff A.K. Silva, GSI North America Inc.
SERDP Jan 2018

Electrochemical Oxidation of Perfluoroalkyl Acids in Still Bottoms from Regeneration of Ion Exchange Resins

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1320
Principal Investigator: Dr. Qingguo Huang, University of Georgia
SERDP Jan 2018

Removal of Complex Mixtures of Perfluoroalkyl Acids from Water Using Molecularly Engineered Coatings on Sand and Silica

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1300
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Edmiston, The College of Wooster
SERDP Jan 2018

Remediation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Contaminated Groundwater Using Cationic Hydrophobic Polymers as Ultra-High Affinity Sorbents

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1052
Principal Investigator: Reyes Sierra-Alvarez, University of Arizona
SERDP Jan 2018

Combined In Situ / Ex Situ Treatment Train for Remediation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Contaminated Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1306
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michelle Crimi, Clarkson University
SERDP Jan 2018

Development and Laboratory Validation of Mathematical Modeling Tools for Prediction of PFAS Transformation, Transport, and Retention in AFFF Source Areas

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1149
Principal Investigator: Dr. Linda Abriola, Tufts University
SERDP Jan 2018

Regenerable Resin Sorbent Technologies with Regenerant Solution Recycling for Sustainable Treatment of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1063
Principal Investigator: Timothy Strathmann, Colorado School of Mines
SERDP Jan 2018

Ex Situ Treatment of PFAS Contaminated Groundwater Using Ion Exchange with Regeneration

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1027
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Fuller, Aptim Federal Services
SERDP Jan 2018

Characterization of the Nature and Extent of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Environmental Media at DoD Sites for Informed Decision-Making

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201633
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Kornuc, NAVFAC Engineering Service Center
ESTCP Jan 2016

Development of Amphibian Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Toxicity Reference Values for use in Ecological Risk Assessment at Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Sites

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2626
Principal Investigator: Dr. Maria Sepulveda, Purdue University
SERDP Jan 2016

Development of Toxicity Reference Values (TRVs) for Birds Exposed to PFOS, PFOA and Associated Mixtures of Fluorinated Compounds

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2624
Principal Investigator: Dr. Matt Simcik, University of Minnesota
SERDP Jan 2016

Catalyzing Rapid Information Transfer Among Key Stakeholders on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) at Contaminated Military Sites

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201574-T2
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jennifer Field, Oregon State University
ESTCP Jan 2016

Electrokinetically-Delivered, Thermally-Activated Persulfate Oxidation (EK-TAP) for the Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds in Heterogeneous and Low Permeability Source Zones

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201626
Principal Investigator: Mr. Evan Cox, GeoSyntec Consultants
ESTCP Jan 2016

Reactive Gas Process for In Situ Treatment of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane in Vadose Zone Soils

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201632
Principal Investigator: Dr Paul Hatzinger, Aptim
ESTCP Jan 2016

Verification Monitoring for In Situ Chemical Reduction Using Zero-Valent Zinc, A Novel Technology for Remediation of Chlorinated Alkanes

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201628
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rula Deeb, Geosyntec Consultants
ESTCP Jan 2016

Assessment of Post Remediation Performance of a Biobarrier Oxygen Injection System at an MTBE Contaminated Site

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201588
Principal Investigator: Ms. Kenda Neil, NAVFAC EXWC
ESTCP Aug 2015

Extending the Applicability of Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis to Low Concentrations of 1,4-Dioxane

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2535
Principal Investigator: Mr. Peter Bennett, Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
SERDP Jan 2015

Tools for Understanding Transients in Vapor Intrusion

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201502
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Suuberg, Brown University
ESTCP Jan 2015
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