Characterizing Fate and Transport

SERDP and ESTCP efforts are under way to improve understanding of fate and transport processes for military-unique compounds used on testing and training ranges. 

Completed Projects List
Project Title Completed

Development of Environmental Health Criteria for Insensitive Munitions (IMX-101-104)

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2223
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Johnson, U.S. Army Public Health Command
SERDP Mar 2018

Dissolution of NTO, DNAN, and Insensitive Munitions Formulations and Their Fates in Soils

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2220
Principal Investigator: Dr. Katerina Dontsova, University of Arizona
SERDP Feb 2018

Developing Quantum Chemical and Polyparameter Models for Predicting Environmentally Significant Parameters for New Munition Compounds

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1734
Principal Investigator: Dr. Dominic Di Toro, University of Delaware
SERDP Jan 2018

Lead and Antimony Speciation in Shooting Range Soils: Molecular Scale Analysis, Temporal Trends, and Mobility

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1770
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas Trainor, University of Alaska Fairbanks
SERDP Nov 2017

Characterization of Residues from the Detonation of Insensitive Munitions

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2219
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sonia Thiboutot, Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier (DRDC)
SERDP Nov 2017

Interaction of Microbial and Abiotic Processes in Soil Leading to the (Bio)Conversion and Ultimate Attenuation of New Insensitive Munitions Compounds

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2221
Principal Investigator: Dr. James A. Field, University of Arizona
SERDP Jun 2017

Combined Biological and Chemical Mechanisms for Degradation of Insensitive Munitions in the Presence of Alternate Explosives

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2222
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kevin Finneran, Clemson University
SERDP Jun 2017

Field Demonstration and Validation of the Training Range Environmental Evaluation and Characterization System (TREECS) and Contaminant Transformation Simulator (CTS) for the Risk Assessment of Contaminants on DoD Ranges

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201435
Principal Investigator: Dr. Billy Johnson, USACE-ERDC
ESTCP Jun 2017

Fully In Silico Calibration of Empirical Predictive Models for Environmental Fate Properties of Novel Munitions Compounds

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1735
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Tratnyek, Oregon Health & Science University
SERDP Feb 2017

Fate and Transport of Colloidal Energetic Residues

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1689
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Fuller, APTIM Federal Services, LLC
SERDP Mar 2016

Development of an Environmental Fate Simulator for New and Proposed Military-Unique Munition Compounds

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1736
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Weber, U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
SERDP Feb 2016

Improving Understanding of the Fate and Transport of Munitions Constituents to Enhance Sustainability of Operational Ranges

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1688
Principal Investigator: Dr. Herbert Allen, University of Delaware
SERDP May 2015

New Approaches to Evaluate the Biological Degradation of RDX in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1607
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM Federal Services, LLC
SERDP Aug 2014

Antimony(V) Adsorption by Variable-Charge Minerals

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1741
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Essington, The University of Tennessee
SERDP Oct 2013

Fate of Plant Tissue Associated RDX in Surface Soil

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1412
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles Reynolds, U.S. Army ERDC/CRREL
SERDP Jan 2013

Defining Munitions Constituent Source Terms in Aquatic Environments on DoD Ranges

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1453
Principal Investigator: Mr. William Wild, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
SERDP Jan 2013

Dissolution Rate of Propellant Energetics from Nitrocellulose Matrices

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1691
Principal Investigator: Dr. Susan Taylor, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
SERDP Sep 2012

Identification of Microbial Gene Biomarkers for In Situ RDX Biodegradation

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1609
Principal Investigator: Dr. Fiona Crocker, ERDC
SERDP Aug 2012

TNT Incorporation and Mineralization by Natural Microbial Assemblages at Frontal Boundaries between Water Masses and in Underlying Sediments in Coastal Ecosystems

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2124
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Montgomery, Naval Research Laboratory
SERDP Jul 2012

Photochemical Transformation of Munitions Constituents in Marine Waters

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2123
Principal Investigator: Dr. Dianne Luning Prak, U.S. Naval Academy
SERDP May 2012