Guam Blog Slide 2_26_2020

Invasive species threaten the balance of all ecosystems. In island ecosystems, native species have evolved in isolation, unequipped to fend off new invasive predators, and risk extinction without space to which to retreat.  More


Abiotic processes play an important role in the natural attenuation of groundwater contaminants, and there is a demand for new and improved methods of measurement and/or enhancement of abiotic natural attenuation processes.  More


Many aspects of the underwater environment interfere with the detection, characterization, and recovery of military munitions. Except at very shallow sites, munitions underwater are difficult to access. 


Dr. Kristina Stinson from the University of Massachusetts and her team led a SERDP funded project that examined the interactive effects of biological invasion and abiotic global change factors on the functional diversity of soil fungi of Northeastern forest habitats.  More


Replacing exterior coating systems that no longer meet their performance requirements generates a significant amount of environmentally hazardous materials. That waste stream includes the removed coating material, solvents used to prepare surfaces, and other waste media used during the removal process.  More


Dr. Patrick Evans from CDM Smith (now retired) and his team led an ESTCP funded project that demonstrated and validated the Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (AnMBR) technology for domestic wastewater treatment. Two pilot systems were demonstrated that used different methods of ultrafiltration (UF) membrane flux maintenance: gas sparging and granulated activated carbon (GAC)-fluidized.  More


This year’s Installation Energy and Water award recipient was the Principal Investigator for three microgrid-related projects starting in 2013. The projects under his leadership have been expertly managed and have contributed significantly to the body of knowledge advancing DoD’s and industry’s understanding of microgrid design and operation.  More


ESTCP invests in a variety of initiatives aimed at improving data quality and providing decision support tools to enhance the munitions response process. Current approaches in geophysical management and data analysis is to use networked, PC-based software solutions, which create issues with security, collaboration, and communication.  More


Dr. Erin Questad from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and her team led an ESTCP funded project that addressed a major challenge to reintroduction success — finding suitable habitats in fragmented and degraded landscapes.  More


Tagnite bath anodization.

Under his  ESTCP project, Mr. Kyu Cho from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory, led the Tagnite Technical Working Group (TWG) in the development of an innovative technology to mask off dissimilar metals such as steel in completed magnesium components in order to apply the Tagnite coating to legacy components without harm to the dissimilar metals.  More

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