Managing Contaminated Sediments

Sound science and effective tools are needed to characterize, remediate, manage, and monitor contaminated sediment sites. SERDP and ESTCP investments are advancing in-place management approaches and assessing the processes that govern ecological and human health risks.

Active Projects List
Project Title Start Date

Standardizing Sediment Porewater Passive Samplers for Inorganic Constituents of Concern

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-5261
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jason Conder, Geosyntec Consultants
ESTCP Jun 2020

Quantifying Delivery of Activated Carbon Particulates in Heterogeneous Aquifers Using Electrical Resistivity Tomography

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-5279
Principal Investigator: Mr. Michael Truex, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
ESTCP Apr 2020

A New, Non-invasive Tool for Rapid Site Characterization and Post-Remedial Monitoring of Contaminated Aquatic Sediments

Project Information
Project ID: ER19-5014
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kevin Black, Partrac GeoMarine, Inc.
ESTCP May 2019

Development and Validation of Analytical Methods for Comprehensive Profiling of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Firefighting Foam Impacted Environmental Matrices

Project Information
Project ID: ER19-1157
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jinxia Liu, McGill University
SERDP May 2019

Rapid Site Profiling of Organofluorine: Quantification of PFASs by Combustion Gas Analysis

Project Information
Project ID: ER19-1214
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Hanigan, Board of Regents, NSHE, obo, University of Nevada, Reno
SERDP Mar 2019

Bench-Scale Assessment of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Complex Resistivity (CR) Screening Technologies for Rapid Assessment of PFASs in Soils and Sediments

Project Information
Project ID: ER19-1128
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lee Slater, Rutgers University-Newark
SERDP Jan 2019

NTO and DNAN Transformations Quantified Using Enriched Stable Isotope Tracers

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Project ID: ER19-1054
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig Tobias, University of Connecticut
SERDP Jan 2019

Drinking Water Treatment Residuals as Material for in-situ Capping of Metal Contaminated Sediments

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1428
Principal Investigator: Jean-Claude Bonzongo, University of Florida
SERDP May 2018

Development of Tools to Inform the Selection of Stormwater Controls at DoD Bases to Limit Potential Sediment Recontamination

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Project ID: ER18-1371
Principal Investigator: Dr. Danny Reible, Texas Tech University
SERDP May 2018

Treatment Media for Control of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Metals in Stormwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1303
Principal Investigator: Dr. Birthe Kjellerup, University of Maryland, College Park
SERDP May 2018

Development, Evaluation, and Technology Transfer of BMPs for Optimizing Removal of PAHs, PCBs, PFASs, and Metals from Stormwater at DoD Sites

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1230
Principal Investigator: Staci Simonich, Oregon State University
SERDP May 2018

Prevention of Sediment Recontamination by Improved BMPs to Remove Organic and Metal Contaminants from Stormwater Runoff

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1145
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Luthy, Stanford University
SERDP May 2018

Proof-of-Concept for the in situ Toxicity Identification Evaluation (iTIE) Technology for Assessing Contaminated Sediments, Remediation Success, Recontamination and Source Identification

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1181
Principal Investigator: Dr. G. Allen Burton Jr., University of Michigan
SERDP Jan 2018

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

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201735
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mandy Michalsen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ESTCP Jan 2017

High Resolution Passive Profiling to Monitor Contaminated Sediments in Support of Remediation Evaluation and Risk Characterization

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201734
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Jackson, Texas Tech University
ESTCP Jan 2017

Long-Term Stability and Efficacy of Historic Activated Carbon (AC) Deployments at Diverse Freshwater and Marine Remediation Sites

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Project ID: ER-201580
Principal Investigator: Dr. Todd Bridges, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
ESTCP Aug 2015

Development of a Passive Multisampling Method to Measure Dioxins/Furans and Other Contaminant Bioavailability in Aquatic Sediments

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2538
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rainer Lohmann, University of Rhode Island
SERDP Jan 2015

Actively Shaken In-Situ Passive Sampler Platform for Methylmercury and Organics

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2540
Principal Investigator: Dr. Upal Ghosh, University of Maryland Baltimore County
SERDP Jan 2015

Integrated Passive Sampler-Food Web Modeling Framework for Monitoring Remedy Effectiveness

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201431
Principal Investigator: Dr. Philip Gschwend, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
ESTCP Jan 2014

Understanding the Relationships Among Low Level Metal Influx, Remediated Sediments, and Biological Receptors

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2427
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anna Knox, Savannah River National Laboratory
SERDP Jan 2014

FY 2020 New Start Project Selections

FY 2020 New Start Project Selections for the Environmental Solicitation – SERDP; ESTCP

Unique Content

Workshop Report:
SERDP and ESTCP Workshop on Research and Development Needs for Long-Term Management of Contaminated Sediments (2016)

Workshop Report:
SERDP and ESTCP Workshop on Research and Development Needs for Long-Term Management of Contaminated Sediments (2012)

Workshop Report:
Research and Development Needs for Understanding and Assessing the Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soils and Sediments (2008)

Workshop Report:
Research and Development Needs for the In Situ Management of Contaminated Sediments (2004)

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