SERDP Announces FY 2022 New Project Selections


SERDP has selected fifty-six new projects to begin in FY 2022. These projects responded to the FY 2022 SERDP Core and SEED solicitations.

Topics being addressed by these projects include ecotoxicity of mixtures of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS); ecotoxicity of PFAS in the marine environment and in avian species; treatment of PFAS-impacted matrices; detection, localization, classification, and remediation of military munitions underwater; threatened, endangered, and at risk terrestrial species' response to multiple stressors; saltwater intrusion impacts on military installation infrastructure; advanced computational methodologies for rapid assessment of energetic materials; functional additives and foam formation to enhance PFAS-free fire suppressants for military use; development of chromium-free treatments and processes; characterizing products from thermal degradation of polymeric PFAS in munitions; and critical mineral and rare earth element recovery, recycling, and reuse.

The tables below list the FY 2022 SERDP new start projects for  Environmental RestorationMunitions ResponseResource Conservation and Resiliencyand  Weapons Systems and Platforms.

As project overviews become available, a link to each project webpage will be provided below. 

Environmental Restoration

ERSON-22-C1: Improved Understanding of the Ecotoxicity of Mixtures of PFAS
ER22-3175 Measuring and Predicting the Aquatic Toxicity of PFAS Mixtures Associated with AFFF Dominic Di Toro University of Delaware
ER22-3388 Body Compartment Partitioning and Ecological Effects of PFAS Mixtures in a Multi-Species System Lindsay Holden U.S. Army Public Health Center
ER22-3434 Development of an Efficient Testing Framework for Interpreting Toxicity of Complex Mixtures for Ecological Risk Assessment Cheryl Murphy Michigan State University
ERSON-22-C2: Improved Understanding of the Ecotoxicity of PFAS in the Marine Environment
ER22-3139 From the Bottom Up: Deciphering Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification of PFAS in Plankton Rainer Lohmann University of Rhode Island
ER22-3256 Using 14C Labeling in Ecotoxicology Assays to Ensure Relevance and Better Assess the Impact of PFAS in the Marine Environment Craig Styan University of South Australia
ER22-3263 Bioavailability, Bioaccumulation, and Toxicity of PFAS in Benthic Biota Exposed to Impacted Marine Sediments Carrie McDonough Stony Brook University
ER22-3392 Bioaccumulation and Ecotoxicity of Representative PFAS in Model Marine / Estuarine Species David Moore U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center
ERSON-22-C3: Improved Understanding of Ecological Toxicity and Risk of PFAS in Avian Species
ER22-3202 Food-Web Exposure and Consequent Effects of PFAS on Birds Matthew Etterson U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
ER22-3333 Validation of Food Web Models Incorporating the Toxicity and Bioaccumulation of PFAS in Avian Species Jean Zodrow Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
ERSON-22-C4:  Treatment of PFAS-impacted Matrices
ER22-3124 A New Concept of “Release-Capture-Destruction” to Enable Remediation of PFAS in Source Zone Soils Kung-Hui (Bella) Chu Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station 
ER22-3150 Engineering an “All-In-One” Biochar-Surfactant System for Enhanced PFAS Sorption and Reductive Degradation Using a Coupled Ultraviolet and Ultrasonication Approach Dengjun Wang Auburn University
ER22-3155 In Situ Sequestration of PFAS from Impacted Groundwater using Injectable High Affinity Cationic Hydrophobic Polymers Jon Chorover University of Arizona
ER22-3184 Deep Destruction of PFAS in Complicated Water Matrices by Integrated Electrochemical Oxidation and UV-sulfite Reduction Yang Yang Clarkson University
ER22-3187 Reductive Destruction of PFAS using Plasmonic Photocatalysts Tingting Wu The University of Alabama in Huntsville
ER22-3221 Gas Sparging Directly in Aquifers to Remove or Sequester PFAS Charles Newell GSI Environmental, Inc.
ER22-3258 Chemical-free Light-driven Destruction of PFAS using Non-toxic Boron Nitride (BN) Michael Wong Rice University
ER22-3275 Retention of PFAS Groundwater Plumes at Freshwater / Saltwater Interfaces Charles Newell GSI Environmental, Inc.
ER22-3286 Treatment of PFAS-impacted Matrices by Dissolving Metal Reduction with Mechanochemical Mixing Paul Tratnyek Oregon Health & Science University
ER22-3298 Utilizing PFAS Aggregation at the Gas-Water Interface for Energy-Efficient PFAS Destruction Yida Fang CDM Smith
ER22-3312 Cometabolic Transformation and Treatment of PFAA Precursors in PFAS-Impacted Soils and Aquifer Sediments Paul Hatzinger Aptim Federal Services, LLC
ER22-3316 Complete Destruction of Undiluted AFFF by a Plasma Spinning Disc Reactor Selma Mededovic Clarkson University
ER22-3384 Bench-Scale Demonstration of PFAS Destruction in Solids Using Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) Kavitha Dasu Battelle Memorial Institute 
ER22-3394 Pulsed Electrosorptive Cavitation: A Cohesive Approach for Complete Mineralization of PFAS in Aqueous Systems Deepak Kirpalani National Research Council of Canada
ER22-3415 Novel Swellable Ionomers for Enhanced PFAS Sorption and Destruction Seetha Soleman-Kammula Science, Technology & Research Inst. of Delaware
ER22-3438 Extraction and Removal of PFAS from Impacted Water and Soil using Air Bubbles Arjunkrishna Venkatesan Stony Brook University

Munitions Response

MRSON-22-C1: Detection, Localization, Classification, and Remediation of Military Munitions Underwater
MR22-3146 Data Fusion for the Multi-Sensor Towbody Timothy Marston University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory
MR22-3257 Quantitative Assessment of LiDAR Technology for Detecting, Localizing, and Characterizing Underwater Munitions in Shallow Waters Jeffrey Thayer University of Colorado
MR22-3303 Unmanned Surface Vessel Based Munition Detection, Mobility and Burial Monitoring, and Environmental Mapping in Surf Zone Environments and Demonstration of Deterministic Modeling Capabilities Peter Traykovski Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
MRSEED-22-S1: Detection, Localization, Classification, and Remediation of Military Munitions Underwater
MR22-3487 Machine Learning Methods for the Classification of UXO from Electromagnetic Data in Marine Settings Stephen Billings Black Tusk Geophysics Inc.
MR22-3509 PRISM: 3D PRedictive Imaging of water Surface for Munitions mobility and burial Shawn Harrison U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Resource Conservation and Resiliency

RCSON-22-C1: Threatened, Endangered, and At Risk Terrestrial Species' Response to Multiple Stressors
RC22-3182 An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improving Military and Multi-Jurisdictional Landscape Management of the Mojave Desert Tortoise Across its Range Brett Dickson Conservation Science Partners
RC22-3216 Is there a Least-Cost Path to Recovery? Comparing Alternative Management Strategies to Address Multiple Interacting Stressors on Least Bell’s Vireo populations Richard Fischer U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
RC22-3411 Synergistic Impacts of Widespread Stressors on Threatened, Endangered, and At-risk Species on Department of Defense Lands of the Southeastern US Joshua King University of Central Florida
RC22-3437 Forecasting Multiple Stressor Impacts on Terrestrial Species Using Scenario-Based Modeling Joshua Lawler University of Washington
RCSON-22-C2: Saltwater Intrusion Impacts on DoD Installation Infrastructure
RC22-3190 Deployable Satellite-Based Model for Assessing Saltwater Intrusion Impacts Under Future Sea-Level Rise Scenarios Benjamin Hamlington NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
RC22-3230 Dynamic Aquifer-Ocean Model for Coastal DoD Facilities: Vulnerability Categorization Based on Geophysical Setting and Changes in Climate and Sea Level James Jawitz University of Florida
RC22-3250 Development of a Practical Modeling Platform for Assessing Saltwater Intrusion Impacts Under Future Sea-Level Change Scenarios Christopher Patterson Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center
RC22-3278 Automated Scenario Assessment of Groundwater Table & Salinity Response to Sea-Level Rise Dipankar Dwivedi Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Weapons Systems and Platforms

WPSON-22-C1: Advanced Computational Methodologies for Rapid Assessment of Energetic Materials
WP22-3133 Extended Energetics Toxicity Database for Machine Learning-Based Analysis Scott Dean U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
WPSON-22-C2: Functional Additives and Foam Formation to Enhance PFAS-Free Fire Suppressants for Military Use
WP22-3089 Performance Improvements of ADA Fluorine-Free Foams Using New Additives Kevin Roth ADA Technologies, Inc.
WP22-3103 Development and Delivery of Point-of-use Additives for PFAS-free Fire Suppressants for Military Use Satya Chauhan Battelle Memorial Institute
WP22-3180 Control of Draining and Flow to Improve Fluorine Free Firefighting Foams Frank Vercauteren Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
WP22-3235 Environmentally Benign-phosphorous Polymer(s) Based Fire Suppression Additives via an Intumescence Mechanism Peter Zarras Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
WP22-3252 Rhamnolipid Enhanced FireFighting Foam (RE-FFFoam) Timothy Boebel Stepan Company
WP22-3269 Development of PFAS-free Fire Extinguishing Foam Based on New Siloxane-based Surfactant Formulations and Time-released Foam Additives Carlos Martinez Purdue University
WP22-3284 Functional Additives to Enhance PFAS-free Fire Suppressants Mary Yates Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
WP22-3287 Self-Intumescent Functional Additives for Fluorine Free Foam Robert Kasowski PN Solutions Inc
WP22-3296 Functional Additives to Improve Fluorine-Free Fire Suppressant Foams Girish Srinivas TDA Research, Inc.
WP22-3391 Development of Zwitterionic Additives to Aqueous Foams to Enhance Suppression of Aromatic and Aliphatic Fuel Pool-Fires Ramagopal Ananth U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
WP22-3436 Fire Retardant Additives Releasing Smart Beads for Fuel Pool Firefighting Tirumalai Sudarshan Materials Modification Inc
WPSON-22-C3: Development of Chromium-Free Treatments and Processes
WP22-3165 A New Chromium-free, Self-sealing Anodizing Process for DoD Application  Narjes Fredj Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division 
WP22-3281 Metal Organic Framework Inhibited Sealants Carissa Pajel Boeing Research and Technology
WPSON-22-C4: Characterizing Products from Thermal Degradation of Polymeric PFAS in Munitions
WP22-3241 Quantification and Identification of PFAS and Total Fluorine During Thermal Degradation of Fluoropolymers in the Presence of Explosives Jennifer Field Oregon State University
WPSEED-22-S1: Critical Mineral and Rare Earth Element (REE) Recovery, Recycling, and Reuse
WP22-3463 Functionalized Mesoporous Carbon Fiber Traps for Effective Recovery of Rare Earth Elements upon Extraction from End-of-Life Magnet Scrap Dien Li Savannah River National Laboratory
WP22-3475 Biological Ligands and Materials Design for Rare Earth Recovery and Separation Yongqin Jiao Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
WP22-3518 Use of Natural or Engineered Proteins to Extract and Purify REEs from Manufacturing and Post-consumer Waste Dayal Saran Allonnia, LLC

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