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
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Microbially-Mediated Defluorination of High-Priority Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Microorganisms, Genetics, and Biochemistry

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-1023
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jinxia Liu, McGill University
SERDP Jun 2020

Biotransformation and Potential Mineralization of PFOS, PFHxS, and PFOA by Acidimicrobiaceae sp. A6 under Iron Reducing Conditions

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Project ID: ER20-1219
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Jaffé, Princeton University
SERDP Jun 2020

A Synergistic Platform for Defluorination of Perfluoroalkyl Acids (PFAAs) through Catalytic Reduction Followed by Microbial Oxidation

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Project ID: ER20-1286
Principal Investigator: Dr. Bruce Rittmann, Arizona State University
SERDP Jun 2020

Biodegradation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) via Superoxide-Hyper-Producing Bacteria

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Project ID: ER20-1430
Principal Investigator: Dr. Pedro Alvarez, Rice University
SERDP Jun 2020

Ion Exchange Membranes and Fibers as Passive Samplers for Chemically-Diverse PFAS

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Project ID: ER20-1073
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lee Blaney, University of Maryland Baltimore County
SERDP Jun 2020

Development of a Novel PFAS Passive Sampler with Efficient Sorbent Media and Robust Membrane Barrier

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Project ID: ER20-1098
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yin Wang, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
SERDP Jun 2020

Identification, Characterization, and Application of Reductive Defluorinating Microorganisms

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Project ID: ER20-1541
Principal Investigator: Dr. Yujie Men, University of California, Riverside
SERDP Jun 2020

In Situ Thermal Treatment of PFAS in the Vadose Zone

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Project ID: ER20-5250
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ramona Iery, NAVFAC EXWC
ESTCP Jun 2020

In Situ PFAS Sequestration in AFFF-Impacted Groundwater

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Project ID: ER20-5100
Principal Investigator: Dr. Matt Simcik, University of Minnesota
ESTCP Jun 2020

Validation of Colloidal Activated Carbon for Preventing the Migration of PFAS in Groundwater

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Project ID: ER20-5182
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM Federal Services, LLC
ESTCP Jun 2020

Ex Situ Thermal Treatment of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

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Project ID: ER20-5198
Principal Investigator: Mrs. Jennifer Wehrmann, Paragon Professional Services, LLC
ESTCP Jun 2020

Anion Exchange Permeable Adsorptive Barriers (PABs) for In Situ PFAS Immobilization and Removal

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Project ID: ER20-5252
Principal Investigator: Mr. David Lippincott, APTIM Federal Services, LLC
ESTCP Jun 2020

Development and Field-Testing of Advanced Passive Samplers for PFAS

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Project ID: ER20-1293
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rainer Lohmann, University of Rhode Island
SERDP Jun 2020

Development of Passive Sampling Methodologies for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

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Project ID: ER20-1156
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sarit Kaserzon, The Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences, The University of Queensland
SERDP Jun 2020

Passive Samplers for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances with Innovative Sorbents

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Project ID: ER20-1211
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mei Sun, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
SERDP Jun 2020

Development of a Diffusive Gradients in Thin-Films Passive Sampling Methodology for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Water

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Project ID: ER20-1363
Principal Investigator: Dr. Julian Fairey, University of Arkansas
SERDP Jun 2020

Osorb® Media Use in Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Passive Samplers

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Project ID: ER20-1127
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig Divine, ARCADIS-US, Inc.
SERDP Jun 2020

Vertebrae™ Segmented Horizontal Wells for Monitoring Contaminant Mass Discharge

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Project ID: ER20-5026
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig Divine, ARCADIS-US, Inc.
ESTCP Jun 2020

Applying Cometabolism for Treatment of Traditional and Emerging Contaminants at DoD Sites

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Project ID: ER20-5036
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM Federal Services, LLC
ESTCP Jun 2020

In Silico Prediction of Fate and Risk-Determining Properties of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Project Information
Project ID: ER20-1481
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Tratnyek, Oregon Health & Science University
SERDP Jan 2020
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