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

Characterization and Fate of Gun and Rocket Propellant Residues on Testing and Training Ranges

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1481
Principal Investigator: Mr. Michael Walsh P.E., USA CRREL
SERDP Aug 2011

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

Phytoremediation for the Containment and Treatment of Energetic and Propellant Material Releases on Testing and Training Ranges

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1499
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jerald Schnoor, The University of Iowa
SERDP Jun 2011

Dissolution Rate, Weathering Mechanics, and Friability of TNT, Comp B, and Octol

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1482
Principal Investigator: Dr. Bonnie Packer, U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC)
SERDP Feb 2010

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

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

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

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

Development of Environmental Data for Navy, Air Force, and Marine Munitions

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1480
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jay Clausen, ERDC-CRREL
SERDP Jul 2007

Distribution and Fate of Energetics on DoD Test and Training Ranges

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1155
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tom Jenkins, U.S. Army ERDC-CRREL
SERDP Oct 2006

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

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

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

A Predictive Capability for the Source Terms of Residual Energetic Materials from Burning and/or Detonation Activities

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1159
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles Kolb, Aerodyne Research Inc.
SERDP Apr 2004

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

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

Factors Effecting the Fate and Transport of CL-20 in the Vadose Zone and Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1255
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jim Szecsody, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
SERDP Jul 2002

Tracking the Uptake, Translocation, Cycling, and Metabolism of Munitions Compounds in Coastal Marine Ecosystems Using Stable Isotopic Tracer

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2122
Principal Investigator: Dr. Craig Tobias, University of Connecticut
SERDP Jan 1970
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