ESTCP Announces FY 2017 New Start Project Selections


ESTCP has selected thirty-six new start projects to begin in FY 2017. These projects responded to the FY 2017 ESTCP Environmental Technologies and Installation Energy and Water solicitations. Topics addressed by these projects include management and remediation of chemical contaminants;  energy efficiency in military buildings; improved water use for industrial operations; munitions response in underwater environments; management of fugitive dust emissions; intercomparison of ecosystem models,  and green manufacturing and maintenance of weapons systems and platforms.

The tables below list the FY 2017 ESTCP new start projects for Environmental Restoration, Energy and WaterMunitions ResponseResource Conservation and Resiliency, and  Weapons Systems and Platforms. As project overviews become available, links from the project numbers will be provided below. Information on these and other SERDP and ESTCP projects is also available under Program Areas

Environmental Restoration

ER-201726 Validation of Advanced Molecular Biological Tools to Monitor Chlorinated Solvent Bioremediation and Estimate CVOC Degradation Rates Dr. Mandy Michalsen U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ER-201727 Derivation and Demonstration of an Environmentally Relevant Approach for Stormwater Toxicity Testing Compliance Monitoring Ms. Marienne Colvin SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
ER-201728 Distributed Low-Energy Wastewater Treatment (D-LEWT) for Fuel Generation and Water Reuse Dr. Kathryn Guy ERDC-CERL
ER-201729 Field Demonstration to Enhance PFAS Degradation and Mass Removal Using Thermally-Enhanced Persulfate Oxidation Followed by Pump-and-Treat Dr. John Kornuc NAVFAC EXWC
ER-201730 Development of a Quantitative Framework for Evaluating Natural Attenuation of 1,1,1-TCA, 1,1-DCA, 1,1-DCE, and 1,4-Dioxane in Groundwater Mr. Anthony Danko NAVFAC EXWC
ER-201731 Development of a Decision Support Tool for Vadose Zone Remediation of Volatile Contaminants Ms. Jennifer Segura NAVFAC EXWC
ER-201732 Demonstration and Validation of New Non-Invasive Technology to Assess Contaminant Storage in Low Permeability Media and Rock Matrix Mr. Steven Hammett NAVFAC EXWC
ER-201733 Evaluation of A Novel Multiple Primary Substrate (MPS) Cometabolic Biosparging Technology for In Situ Bioremediation of 1,4-Dioxane and Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater Mr. Anthony Danko NAVFAC EXWC
ER-201734 High Resolution Passive Profiling to monitor contaminated sediments in support of remediation evaluation and risk characterization Dr. William Jackson Texas Tech University
ER-201735 Standardization of Polymeric Sampling for Measuring Freely Dissolved Organic Contaminant Concentrations in Sediment Porewater Dr. Mandy Michalsen U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Energy and Water

EW-201715 Advanced Pressure Regulating Valves to Reduce Water Loss at DoD Industrial Installations  Mr. Gary Anguiano Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center
EW-201716 DoD Aircraft Facilities: Lighting for High Mast, Bay, and Apron Mr. John Byrnes USAF
EW-201717 Next Generation Advanced High-efficiency DX Air Conditioner Demonstration Dr. Michael West Advantek Consulting Engineering, Inc.
EW-201718 Validating the Digital Lumens LED Lighting Control Retrofit Mr. Bryan Urban Fraunhofer USA Inc.
EW-201719 Demonstration and Cost Analysis of an Acoustic Building Infiltration Measurement System  Dr. Ralph Muehleisen Argonne National Laboratory
EW-201720 Intelligent Building Management with Holistic Digital Lighting Mr. Jan Zirnstein Honeywell International Inc.
EW-201721 High-Performance Air-source Cold Climate Heat Pump (CCHP) Dr. Ahmad Mahmoud United Technologies Research Center
EW-201722 Cree SmartCast® lighting retrofit demonstration: LED fixtures and controls for advanced holistic lighting solutions Mr. Dan Cautley Seventhwave
EW-201723 Hygroscopic Cooling Tower for Reduced HVAC Water Consumption Dr. Christopher Martin University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center
EW-201724 Nanofiber-Based Low Energy Consuming HVAC Air Filters Dr. Jayesh Doshi eSpin Technologies, Inc.
EW-201725 Develop and Integrate a DC HVAC system to an existing DC Microgrid DoD Installation Mr. John Saussele Robert Bosch LLC

Munitions Response

MR-201712 Man-portable Bottom Mobility Platform for UXO Investigations Mr. Arnis Mangolds C-2i, Inc
MR-201713 Efficient and Secure Cloud Computing for UXO Classification and Project Management Dr. Dean Keiswetter Acorn SI
MR-201714 Demonstration of AUV-Based Structural Acoustic Look-Down and Side-Look Sonars for Underwater Buried UXO Detection and Classification Dr. Brian Houston Naval Research Laboratory

Resource Conservation and Resiliency

RC-201700 Mapping, Optimization of Controls, and Reduction of Fence Line Impacts of Fugitive Dust Emissions from DoD Roads, Trails, and Training Areas: Demonstration of Tools in Practical Applications Dr. John Gillies Dust-Solve LLC
RC-201702 Ecosystem Model Comparison at Multiple Scales and Sites Dr. Robert Scheller Portland State University
RC-201703 Ecosystem Model Intercomparison and Applications Dr. Shuguang Liu USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center
RC-201704 Automated Benthic Ecology System (ABES) Mrs. Cheryl Ann Cooke Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific
RC-201705 Demonstration of Aerial Detection Technology to Inventory DoD Installations for Threatened, Endangered, and at-Risk Bat Species Dr. Eric Britzke U.S. Army ERDC
RC-201706 Demonstration of Subsurface Passive Acoustic Monitoring (SPAM) to Survey for and Estimate Populations of Imperiled Underwater-Calling Frogs Dr. Brett DeGregorio ERDC-CERL
RC-201707 Estimating the Density of Secretive, At-Risk Snake Species on Department of Defense Installations Using an Innovative Approach: IDEASS Dr. Brett DeGregorio ERDC-CERL

Weapons Systems and Platforms

WP-201708 Demonstration of High Shear Rotary Membrane System (HSRMS) for Shipboard Bilgewater Treatment Ms. Danielle Paynter Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD)
WP-201709 Environmentally-Preferred and Improved (Rapid) Laser Coating Removal Process for the Safe Removal of Coatings from Composite Substrates Mr. Randy Straw USAF
WP-201710 Corrosion Monitoring System to Reduce Environmental Burden and Corrosion Maintenance Costs Mr. Michael Jones USAF
WP-201711 Sustainable Methods for the Synthesis of High Temperature Thermosetting Resins Dr. Benjamin Harvey Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division

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