Protecting Groundwater Resources

SERDP and ESTCP projects are focused on developing and demonstrating technologies that allow for continued operation of testing and training ranges, while preventing migration of contaminants to groundwater.

Completed Projects List
Project Title Completed

A Flexible Permeable Reactive Barrier for Protection of Wetland Sediments from Heavy Metals in Runoff Water

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201213
Principal Investigator: Dr. Steven Larson, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
ESTCP Mar 2016

A Portable Burn Pan for the Disposal of Excess Propellants

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201323
Principal Investigator: Mr. Michael Walsh P.E., USA CRREL
ESTCP May 2016

Anaerobic Biostimulation for the In Situ Precipitation and Long-Term Sequestration of Metal Sulfides

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1373
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mary DeFlaun, GeoSyntec Consultants
SERDP Aug 2009

Bacterial Degradation of DNT and TNT Mixtures

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1212
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rebecca Parales, University of California, Davis
SERDP Oct 2005

Bioaugmentation for Aerobic Bioremediation of RDX-Contaminated Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201207
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mandy Michalsen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ESTCP Jan 2016

Biodegradation of Nitroaromatic Compounds by Stimulating Humic Substance- and Fe(III)-Reduction

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1377
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kevin Finneran, Clemson University
SERDP Jul 2007

Comparative Demonstration of Active and Semi-Passive In Situ Bioremediation Approaches for Perchlorate-Impacted Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200219
Principal Investigator: Mr. Evan Cox, GeoSyntec Consultants
ESTCP Jan 2009

Demonstration and Validation of a Portable Raman Sensor for In Situ Detection and Monitoring of Perchlorate (ClO4-)

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201327
Principal Investigator: Dr. Baohua Gu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
ESTCP Mar 2018

Detection and Measurement of Explosives in Groundwater Using In Situ Electrochemical Sensors (SEED Project)

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1220
Principal Investigator: Mr. Khris Olsen, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories
SERDP Oct 2001

Development of Biomarkers for Assessing In Situ RDX Biodegradation Potential

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1606
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alison Cupples, Michigan State University
SERDP Nov 2016

Engineering Transgenic Plants for the Sustained Containment and In Situ Treatment of Energetic Materials

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1318
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stuart Strand, University of Washington
SERDP Jun 2009

Enhancement of In Situ Bioremediation of Energetic Compounds by Coupled Abiotic/Biotic Processes

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1376
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jim Szecsody, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
SERDP Aug 2007

Environmental Fate and Exposure Assessment for Arsenic in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1374
Principal Investigator: Dr. Janet Hering, California Institute of Technology
SERDP Jan 2011

Facilitated Immobilization of Heavy Metals in Soil by Manipulation with Plant Byproducts

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1352
Principal Investigator: Dr. Teresa Fan, University of Louisville
SERDP Jul 2004

Fe0-Based Bioremediation of RDX-Contaminated Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1231
Principal Investigator: Dr. Pedro Alvarez, Rice University
SERDP Jan 2004

Field Demonstration/Validation of Electrolytic Barriers for Energetic Compounds at Pueblo Chemical Depot

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200519
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tom Sale, Colorado State University
ESTCP Jul 2010

Field Portable GC-MS Unit for Semi-Volatile Compound Analysis in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200922
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anthony Bednar, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
ESTCP Jun 2011

Generation of Biodegradation-Sorption Barriers for Munitions Constituents

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201123
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Borden, Draper Aden Associates
ESTCP Jun 2017

Genetic and Biochemical Basis for the Transformation of Energetic Materials (RDX, TNT, DNTs) by Plants

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1319
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jacqueline Shanks, Iowa State University
SERDP Jul 2007

Grenade Range Management Using Lime for Dual Role of Metals Immobilization and Explosives Transformation

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200216
Principal Investigator: Dr. Steven Larson, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
ESTCP Jun 2007