Persistent Contamination

Some groundwater contamination remains difficult to remove, residing as DNAPLs or in difficult-to-treat areas such as fractured geologic media and low permeable zones.  SERDP and ESTCP efforts seek to better understand what causes persistent contamination and which methods are most effective in remediating and monitoring such sites.

Active Projects List
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An Electrocoagulation and Electrooxidation Treatment Train to Degrade Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Other Persistent Organic Contaminants in Ground Water

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1278
Principal Investigator: Dora Chiang, AECOM
SERDP Jan 2018

Development of a Decision Support Tool for Vadose Zone Remediation of Volatile Contaminants

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Project ID: ER-201731
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Segura, NAVFAC EXWC
ESTCP Mar 2017

Demonstration and Validation of New Non-Invasive Technology to Assess Contaminant Storage in Low Permeability Media and Rock Matrix

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Project ID: ER-201732
Principal Investigator: Mr. Steven Hammett, NAVFAC EXWC
ESTCP Jan 2017

Field Demonstration to Enhance PFAS Degradation and Mass Removal Using Thermally-Enhanced Persulfate Oxidation Followed by Pump-and-Treat

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Project ID: ER-201729
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Kornuc, NAVFAC Engineering Service Center
ESTCP Jan 2017

Evaluation of A Novel Multiple Primary Substrate (MPS) Cometabolic Biosparging Technology for In Situ Bioremediation of 1,4-Dioxane and Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater

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Project ID: ER-201733
Principal Investigator: Anthony Danko, NAVFAC EXWC
ESTCP Jan 2017

Development of a Quantitative Framework for Evaluating Natural Attenuation of 1,1,1-TCA, 1,1-DCA, 1,1-DCE, and 1,4-Dioxane in Groundwater

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Project ID: ER-201730
Principal Investigator: Anthony Danko, NAVFAC EXWC
ESTCP Jan 2017

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

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

Evaluation of FLUTe FACT as a Screening Technology for VOC Distribution in Fractured Rock Boreholes

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Project ID: ER-201630
Principal Investigator: Dr. Beth Parker, University of Guelph
ESTCP Jan 2016

Compound Specific Isotope Analysis of Mineral-Mediated Abiotic Reduction of Nitro Compounds

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Project ID: ER-2618
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Arnold, University of Minnesota
SERDP Jan 2016

Emerging Core Concepts for Assessment and Enhancement of Abiotic Natural Attenuation of Groundwater Contaminants

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Project ID: ER-2620
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Tratnyek, Oregon Health & Science University
SERDP Jan 2016

Abiotic Transformation of Chloroethenes in Low Permeability Formations

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Project ID: ER-2622
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Freedman, Clemson University
SERDP Jan 2016

Identification of Abiotic Degradation Pathways of Chlorinated Ethenes by Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Analysis: A Proof-of-Concept Study

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Project ID: ER-2623
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tomasz Kuder, University of Oklahoma
SERDP Jan 2016

Measuring and Predicting the Natural and Enhanced Rate and Capacity of Abiotic Reduction of Munition Constituents

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Project ID: ER-2617
Principal Investigator: Dr. Pei Chiu, University of Delaware
SERDP Jan 2016

Characterization of Enhanced Subsurface Abiotic Reactivity with Electrical Resistivity Tomography/Induced Polarization

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Project ID: ER-2619
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jim Szecsody, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2016

Field Assessment of Abiotic Attenuation Rates using Chemical Reactivity Probes and Cryogenic Core Collection

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Project ID: ER-2621
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Johnson, Oregon Health and Science University
SERDP 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

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

Evaluation of a Sustainable and Passive Approach to Treat Large, Dilute Chlorinated VOC Groundwater Plumes

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Project ID: ER-201629
Principal Investigator: Mr. David Lippincott, Shaw Environmental, Inc.
ESTCP Jan 2016

Demonstration and Validation of the Horizontal Reactive Media Treatment (HRX) Well for Managing Contaminant Plumes in Complex Geological Environments

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Project ID: ER-201631
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig Divine, ARCADIS-US, Inc.
ESTCP Jan 2016

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

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

New Application of Pre-Fabricated Vertical Drains to Remediate Low-Permeability Contaminated Media

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Project ID: ER-201627
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Richardson, GSI Environmental, Inc.
ESTCP Jan 2016
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