FY 2013 STATEMENT OF NEED
Environmental Restoration (ER) Program Area
The overall objective of this Statement of Need (SON) was to seek innovative research to develop cost effective in situ remedial alternatives for 1,4-dioxane-contaminated groundwater. Consideration also must be given to common co-contaminants and how these co-contaminants impact the proposed treatment technology. Proposed research should focus on developing technologies that address the following issues:
- Develop cost effective, in situ remedial alternative to current approaches;
- Elucidate the impact of co-contaminants on the remedial process; and
- Evaluate whether remedial processes for 1,4-dioxane contamination can operate in parallel or in series with traditional treatment processes for co-contaminants.
The projects listed below were selected to address the objectives of this SON. Additional information on individual projects can be found by clicking the project title.
- Lead Investigator: Dr. Shaily Mahendra, University of California, Los Angeles
- Lead Investigator: Dr. Pedro Alvarez, Rice University
- Lead Investigator: Dr. Kenneth Carroll, New Mexico State University
- Lead Investigator: Dr. Michael Hyman, North Carolina State University
- Lead Investigator: Dr. Michael Annable, University of Florida
- Lead Investigator: Dr. Thomas DiChristina, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Lead Investigator: Dr. Charles Schaefer, Shaw Environmental, Inc.
- Lead Investigator: Dr. David Adamson, GSI Environmental, Inc.
Research should lead to development of remedial alternatives for in situ treatment of 1,4-dioxane contaminated groundwater will improve our ability to address such sites in a cost effective manner. The improved treatment approaches that will be developed through this SON will expedite the cleanup/closure of contaminated Department of Defense (DoD) sites.