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

Validation of Sampling Protocol and Promulgation of Method Modifications for the Characterization of Energetic Residues on Military Training Ranges

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200628
Principal Investigator: Mr. Alan Hewitt, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
ESTCP Apr 2009

Lead Immobilization Using Phosphate-Based Binders

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200111
Principal Investigator: Mr. Gene Fabian, U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center
ESTCP May 2008

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

UXO Corrosion - Potential Contamination Source

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1226
Principal Investigator: Dr. Bonnie Packer, U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC)
SERDP Oct 2002

Measurement and Modeling of Energetic Material Mass Transfer to Pore Water

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1227
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Webb, Sandia National Laboratories
SERDP May 2006

Development and Application of a Flash Pyrolysis-GC/MS Assay for Documenting Natural and Engineered Attenuation of Nitroaromatic Compounds

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1233
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eugene Madsen, Cornell University
SERDP Oct 2003

Sequential Electrolytic Degradation of Energetic Compounds in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1234
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tom Sale, Colorado State University
SERDP Nov 2004

Environmental Fate and Transport of a New Energetic Material, CL-20

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1256
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jalal Hawari, Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council of Canada
SERDP Jul 2006

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

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

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

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

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

Groundwater Chemistry and Microbial Ecology Effects on Explosives Biodegradation

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1378
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Fuller, APTIM Federal Services, LLC
SERDP Sep 2008

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

Biotic and Abiotic Attenuation of Nitrogenous Energetic Compounds (NEC) in Coastal Waters and Sediments

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1431
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Montgomery, Naval Research Laboratory
SERDP Jun 2008

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

Mobility of Particulate and Dissolved Munitions Constituents in the Vadose Zone at Operational Ranges

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1690
Principal Investigator: Dr. Melanie Mayes, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
SERDP Jun 2011

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

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