Perchlorate is highly soluble and chemically stable in water, which makes groundwater-contaminated plumes difficult to remediate by conventional treatment methods. To address the environmental impact of perchlorate, SERDP and ESTCP have funded work to improve the remediation of perchlorate-contaminated groundwater, evaluate the sources of perchlorate, assess alternatives to perchlorate as a long term solution, and study the toxicology of perchlorate to ecological receptors.

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Measurement and Use of Mass Discharge and Mass Flux at Contaminated Sites

On-Demand Video

This  on-demand video presents a summary of the basic concepts of mass discharge and mass flux, as presented in a short course at the 2010 SERDP and ESTCP Symposium. The course is based on the technology overview document, Use and Measurement of Mass Flux and Mass Discharge, published by the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC). Available measurement and estimation techniques are described, and several case studies of mass flux measurements at contaminated sites are examined.

May 2011

In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Groundwater

Reference Book

This reference book published by Springer summarizes more than a decade of intensive research, development, and technology demonstrations funded by SERDP, ESTCP, and others. It serves as a reference tool for remediation professionals to effectively apply in situ bioremediation of perchlorate in groundwater.

Aug 2009

Biological Filtration for Drinking Water Treatment

On-Demand Video

This  on-demand video covers the use of biological filtration to treat perchlorate in drinking water and focuses on the engineering and operation of such filters from a national perspective. The presentation highlights ESTCP-funded survey results on the barriers to the acceptance and use of biological drinking water treatment as well as anaerobic applications for biological filtration.

Jul 2009

Emulsion Design Tool Kit

Model / Software

The Emulsion Design Tool is a spreadsheet-based tool developed to guide the design of emulsified oil distribution systems for enhancing bioremediation of contaminants in groundwater. Also available is an overview presentation on implementing the tool as well as a User’s Guide detailing necessary calculations and the effects of different design parameters on contact efficiency.

Feb 2009

Natural Attenuation of Perchlorate in Groundwater: Processes, Tools and Monitoring Techniques


This protocol provides users with information on the fate, transport and transformation of perchlorate in different geochemical environments and describes evaluation technologies as well as a tiered approach for evaluating the potential for monitored natural attenuation (MNA) of perchlorate. 

Aug 2008

Perchlorate Ecotoxicology

Reference Book

This comprehensive book published by SETAC is based on the results of a multidisciplinary ecotoxicology research program sponsored by SERDP and others. It includes introductions and evaluations of the current state of the science and studies on the environmental effects of perchlorate.

Nov 2006

Protocol for Enhanced In Situ Bioremediation Using Emulsified Edible Oil


This protocol provides guidance on the use of emulsified edible oils for enhanced in situ anaerobic bioremediation. It is intended to assist base managers and project engineers in determining if the emulsified oil process is appropriate for their site and in designing and implementing the technology.  

May 2006

Perchlorate: Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and Treatment

Reference Book

This reference book published by Springer summarizes the state of the science and technology with respect to the extent and potential sources of perchlorate contamination; its behavior, exposure pathways, and detection in the environment; toxicology and risk assessment; and recent advances in treatment technologies for removing perchlorate from contaminated soil and water. It is based on work funded by SERDP, ESTCP, and others.

Mar 2006