Emerging Issues

SERDP and ESTCP efforts focus on the fate, transport, and treatment of emerging groundwater contaminants.  Studies also examine new pathways for human exposure from contaminated groundwater, such as vapor intrusion, with the goal of preventing or mitigating such exposure.

Completed Projects List
Project Title Completed

1,4-Dioxane Remediation by Extreme Soil Vapor Extraction (XSVE)

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201326
Principal Investigator: Dr. Rob Hinchee, IST
ESTCP Aug 2018

Abiotic and Biotic Mechanisms Controlling In Situ Remediation of NDMA

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1421
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jim Szecsody, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
SERDP Aug 2009

An Enzymatic Bioassay for Perchlorate

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1530
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Coates, University of California, Berkeley
SERDP Jul 2010

Application of Advanced Sensor Technology to DoD Soil Vapor Intrusion Problems

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200702
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jim Reisinger, Integrated Science & Technology, Inc.
ESTCP Jul 2012

Assessing the Potential Consequences of Subsurface Bioremediation: Iron-Oxide Bioreductive Processes and the Propensity for Contaminant-Colloid Co-Transport and Media Structural Breakdown

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2130
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Radosevich, University of Tennessee
SERDP May 2017

Behavior of Perfluoroalkyl Chemicals in Contaminated Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2126
Principal Investigator: Dr. Christopher Higgins, Colorado School of Mines
SERDP Oct 2016

Biodegradation of 1,4-Dioxane

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1422
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Steffan, Shaw Environmental, Inc.
SERDP Feb 2008

Bioremediation Approaches for Treating Low Concentrations of N-Nitrosodimethylamine in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1456
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM Federal Services
SERDP Dec 2008

Bioremediation of Hydrazine

Project Information
Project ID: ER-118
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jim Hurley, Air Force Research Laboratory
SERDP Oct 1997

Characterization of the Fate and Biotransformation of Fluorochemicals in AFFF-Contaminated Groundwater at Fire/Crash Testing Military Sites

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2128
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jennifer Field, Oregon State University
SERDP Apr 2017

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

Demonstration of Regenerable, Large-Scale Ion Exchange System Using WBA Resin in Rialto, CA

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201168
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jeffrey Rine, Applied Research Associates, Inc.
ESTCP Dec 2012

Demonstration of a Full-Scale Fluidized Bed Bioreactor for the Treatment of Perchlorate at Low Concentrations in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200543
Principal Investigator: Dr. Todd Webster, Envirogen Technologies Inc.
ESTCP Dec 2017

Demonstration of a New, Highly Perchlorate-Selective Ion Exchange Resin Coupled with Resin-Optimized, Single-Vessel Engineering Design

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200542
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jim Summerfield, Dow Water and Process Solutions
ESTCP Mar 2013

Demonstration/Validation of More Cost-Effective Methods for Mitigating Radon and VOC Subsurface Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201322
Principal Investigator: Dr. Todd McAlary, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
ESTCP Dec 2019

Detailed Field Investigation of Vapor Intrusion Processes

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200423
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas McHugh, GSI Environmental, Inc.
ESTCP Sep 2008

Development of More Cost-Effective Methods for Long-Term Monitoring of Soil Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air Using Quantitative Passive Diffusive-Adsorptive Sampling Techniques

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200830
Principal Investigator: Dr. Todd McAlary, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
ESTCP Jul 2014

Direct Fixed-Bed Biological Perchlorate Destruction Demonstration

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200544
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jess Brown, Carollo Engineers
ESTCP Jan 2009

Engineered Intrinsic Bioremediation of Ammonium Perchlorate in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1562
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ronald Crawford, University of Idaho
SERDP Dec 2010