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.

Active Projects List
Project Title Start Date

Assessment of Post Remediation Performance of a Biobarrier Oxygen Injection System at an MTBE Contaminated Site

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201588
Principal Investigator: Ms. Kenda Neil, NAVFAC EXWC
ESTCP Aug 2015

Baseline Data Acquisition and Numerical Modeling to Evaluate the Fate and Transport of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances within the Vadose Zone

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1389
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeff A.K. Silva, GSI North America Inc.
SERDP Jan 2018

Catalyzing Rapid Information Transfer Among Key Stakeholders on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) at Contaminated Military Sites

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201574-T2
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jennifer Field, Oregon State University
ESTCP Jan 2016

Characterization of the Nature and Extent of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Environmental Media at DoD Sites for Informed Decision-Making

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201633
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Kornuc, NAVFAC Engineering Service Center
ESTCP Jan 2016

Coagulant-enhanced Sorption for In Situ Remediation of PFAS Contaminated Groundwater Systems

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2425
Principal Investigator: Dr. Matt Simcik, University of Minnesota
SERDP Jan 2014

Combined In Situ / Ex Situ Treatment Train for Remediation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS) Contaminated Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1306
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michelle Crimi, Clarkson University
SERDP Jan 2018

Demonstration of a Long-Term Sampling Approach for Distinguishing Sources of Volatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Air

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201504
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alan Rossner, Clarkson University
ESTCP Jan 2015

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 Jan 2013

Developing and Field-Testing Genetic Catabolic Probes for Monitored Natural Attenuation of 1,4-Dioxane

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2301
Principal Investigator: Dr. Pedro Alvarez, Rice University
SERDP Jan 2013

Development and Laboratory Validation of Mathematical Modeling Tools for Prediction of PFAS Transformation, Transport, and Retention in AFFF Source Areas

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1149
Principal Investigator: Dr. Linda Abriola, Tufts University
SERDP Jan 2018

Development of Amphibian Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Toxicity Reference Values for use in Ecological Risk Assessment at Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Sites

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2626
Principal Investigator: Dr. Maria Sepulveda, Purdue University
SERDP Jan 2016

Development of Toxicity Reference Values (TRVs) for Birds Exposed to PFOS, PFOA and Associated Mixtures of Fluorinated Compounds

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2624
Principal Investigator: Dr. Matt Simcik, University of Minnesota
SERDP Jan 2016

Development of a Passive Flux Meter Approach to Quantifying 1,4-Dioxane Mass Flux

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2304
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Annable, University of Florida
SERDP Jan 2013

Electrically Assisted Sorption and Desorption of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1395
Principal Investigator: Douglas Call, North Carolina State University
SERDP Jan 2018

Electrochemical Oxidation of Perfluoroalkyl Acids in Still Bottoms from Regeneration of Ion Exchange Resins

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1320
Principal Investigator: Dr. Qingguo Huang, University of Georgia
SERDP Jan 2018

Electrokinetically-Delivered, Thermally-Activated Persulfate Oxidation (EK-TAP) for the Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds in Heterogeneous and Low Permeability Source Zones

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201626
Principal Investigator: Mr. Evan Cox, GeoSyntec Consultants
ESTCP Jan 2016

Evaluation of Branched Hydrocarbons as Stimulants for In Situ Cometabolic Biodegradation of 1,4-Dioxane and Its Associated Co-Contaminants

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2303
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Hyman, North Carolina State University
SERDP Jan 2013

Ex Situ Treatment of PFAS Contaminated Groundwater Using Ion Exchange with Regeneration

Project Information
Project ID: ER18-1027
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Fuller, Aptim Federal Services
SERDP Jan 2018

Extending the Applicability of Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis to Low Concentrations of 1,4-Dioxane

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2535
Principal Investigator: Mr. Peter Bennett, Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
SERDP Jan 2015

Full-Scale Fixed-Bed Biological Perchlorate Destruction Demonstration

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201169
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jess Brown, Carollo Engineers
ESTCP Jan 2011
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