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

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

Facilitated Transport Enabled In Situ Chemical Oxidation of 1,4-Dioxane-Contaminated Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2302
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kenneth Carroll, New Mexico State University
SERDP Aug 2018

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

Sustained In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) of 1,4-Dioxane Using Slow Release Chemical Oxidant Cylinders

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201324
Principal Investigator: Dr. Patrick Evans, CDM Smith
ESTCP Jun 2018

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 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

In Situ Treatment Train for Remediation of Perfluoroalkyl Contaminated Groundwater: In Situ Chemical Oxidation of Sorbed Contaminants (ISCO-SC)

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2423
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michelle Crimi, Clarkson University
SERDP Oct 2017

Identification and Characterization of Natural Sources of Perchlorate

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1435
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gregory Harvey, U.S. Air Force
SERDP Jun 2017

Generation of Biodegradation-Sorption Barriers for Munitions Constituents

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201123
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Borden, Solutions-IES
ESTCP Jun 2017

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

In Situ Treatment and Management Strategies for 1,4-Dioxane-Contaminated Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2307
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Adamson, GSI Environmental, Inc.
SERDP May 2017

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

In Situ Bioremediation of 1,4-Dioxane by Methane Oxidizing Bacteria in Coupled Anaerobic-Aerobic Zones

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2306
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles Schaefer, CDM Smith
SERDP Dec 2016

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

Integrated Field-Scale, Lab-Scale, and Modeling Studies for Improving the Ability to Assess the Groundwater to Indoor Air Pathway at Chlorinated Solvent-Impacted Groundwater Sites

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1686
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Johnson, Colorado School of Mines
SERDP Sep 2016

Use Of Mass-Flux Measurement and Vapor-Phase Tomography to Quantify Vadose-Zone Source Strength and Distribution

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201125
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Brusseau, University of Arizona
ESTCP Aug 2016

Field Demonstration of Propane Biosparging for In Situ Remediation of N-Nitrosodimethylamine in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200828
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM Federal Services
ESTCP Apr 2016

Passive Biobarrier for Treating Co-mingled Perchlorate and RDX in Groundwater at an Active Range

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201028
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM Federal Services
ESTCP Apr 2016

Impacts on Groundwater Quality Following the Application of ISCO: Understanding the Cause of and Designing Mitigation for Metals Mobilization

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2132
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kevin Gardner, University of New Hampshire
SERDP Feb 2016

Evaluation of Groundwater Levels and Movement Near the Rialto-Colton Fault

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201035
Principal Investigator: Mr. John Izbicki, U.S. Geological Survey
ESTCP Dec 2015

Evaluation of Perchlorate Sources in the Rialto-Colton and Chino California Subbasins using Chlorine and Oxygen Isotope Ratio Analysis

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200942
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM Federal Services
ESTCP Mar 2015

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

Vapor Intrusion from Entrapped NAPL Sources and Groundwater Plumes: Process Understanding and Improved Modeling Tools for Pathway Assessment

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1687
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tissa Illangasekare, Colorado School of Mines
SERDP Jul 2014

Validation of a Novel Bioassay for Low-Level Perchlorate Determination

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201030
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Coates, University of California, Berkeley
ESTCP Apr 2014

Treatment of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in Groundwater Using a Fluidized Bed Bioreactor

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200829
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM Federal Services
ESTCP Jan 2014

Use of Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Analysis to Distinguish Between Vapor Intrusion and Indoor Sources of VOCs

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201025
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas McHugh, GSI Environmental, Inc.
ESTCP Dec 2013

Use of On-Site GC/MS Analysis to Distinguish between Vapor Intrusion and Indoor Sources of VOCs

Project Information
Project ID: ER-201119
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas McHugh, GSI Environmental, Inc.
ESTCP Dec 2013

Perchlorate Destruction and Potable Water Production Using Membrane Biofilm Reduction

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200541
Principal Investigator: Dr. Patrick Evans, CDM Smith
ESTCP Nov 2013

Validation of Chlorine and Oxygen Isotope Ratio Analysis to Differentiate Perchlorate Sources and to Document Perchlorate Biodegradation

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200509
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM Federal Services
ESTCP May 2013

Remediation of Perfluoroalkyl Contaminated Aquifers using an In Situ Two-Layer Barrier: Laboratory Batch and Column Study

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2127
Principal Investigator: Dr. Qingguo Huang, University of Georgia
SERDP Apr 2013

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 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

Protocol for Tier 2 Evaluation of Vapor Intrusion at Corrective Action Sites

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200707
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas McHugh, GSI Environmental, Inc.
ESTCP Aug 2012

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

Oxygenase-Catalyzed Biodegradation of Emerging Water Contaminants: 1,4-Dioxane and N-Nitrosodimethylamine

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1417
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, University of California at Berkeley
SERDP Feb 2012

Evaluation of Alternative Causes of Widespread, Low Concentration Perchlorate Impacts to Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1429
Principal Investigator: Mr. Evan Cox, GeoSyntec Consultants
SERDP Jul 2011

Evaluation of Potential for Monitored Natural Attenuation of Perchlorate in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200428
Principal Investigator: Mr. M. Tony Lieberman (BORDEN), Solutions-Industrial & Environmental Solutions, Inc.
ESTCP Jan 2011

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

Reducing Ion Exchange Treatment Costs by Up to 40 Percent Using Tailored Activated Carbon

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200546
Principal Investigator: Mr. Trent Henderson, ARCADIS G&M, Inc.
ESTCP Oct 2010

Integrated Ion Exchange Regeneration Process for Drinking Water

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200545
Principal Investigator: Mr. Trent Henderson, ARCADIS G&M, Inc.
ESTCP Aug 2010

In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Vadose Zone Soil Using Gaseous Electron Donors

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200511
Principal Investigator: Dr. Patrick Evans, CDM Smith
ESTCP Aug 2010

Prospects for Remediation of 1,2,3-Trichloropropane by Natural and Engineered Abiotic Degradation Reactions

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1457
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Tratnyek, Oregon Health & Science University
SERDP Aug 2010

Field Demonstration of a Novel Biotreatment Process for Perchlorate Reduction

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200636
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marc Deshusses, Duke University
ESTCP Jul 2010

An Enzymatic Bioassay for Perchlorate

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

Perchlorate Remediation Using New Nanoscale Dendritic Polymer Technology

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1599
Principal Investigator: Dr. Anja Mueller, Central Michigan University
SERDP Oct 2009

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

In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200224
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM Federal Services
ESTCP Jul 2009

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

Direct Fixed-Bed Biological Perchlorate Destruction Demonstration

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

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

Detailed Field Investigation of Vapor Intrusion Processes

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

In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Vadose Zone Source Areas

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200435
Principal Investigator: Mr. Jay Diebold, CB&I Federal Services
ESTCP Feb 2008

Biodegradation of 1,4-Dioxane

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

Removal of Perchlorate from Water and Wastewater by Catalytic Hydrogen Gas Membrane Systems

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1430
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chin-Pao Huang, University of Delaware
SERDP Feb 2008

Modified Activated Carbon Perchlorate Sorbents

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1428
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wayne Lukens, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
SERDP Jul 2007

Perchlorate Removal, Destruction, and Field Monitoring Demonstration

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200312
Principal Investigator: Mr. Edward Coppola, Applied Research Associates, Inc.
ESTCP Oct 2006

In-Situ Bioreduction and Removal of Ammonium Perchlorate

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1162
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Coates, University of California, Berkeley
SERDP May 2006

In Situ Bioremediation of MTBE in Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200013
Principal Investigator: Ms. Karen Miller, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center
ESTCP Apr 2003

In Situ Remediation of MTBE-Contaminated Aquifers Using Propane Biosparging

Project Information
Project ID: ER-200015
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Steffan, Shaw Environmental, Inc.
ESTCP Jan 2003

In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate-Impacted Groundwater

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1164
Principal Investigator: Mr. Evan Cox, GeoSyntec Consultants
SERDP Jun 2002

In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate

Project Information
Project ID: ER-1163
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Hatzinger, APTIM Federal Services
SERDP May 2002

Explosives Conjugation Products in Remediation Matrices

Project Information
Project ID: ER-715
SERDP Oct 1998

Bioremediation of Hydrazine

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

Numerical Modeling of Post-Remediation Impacts of Anaerobic Bioremediation on Groundwater Quality

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2131
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Borden, Solutions-IES
SERDP Dec 1996

Secondary Impacts of In Situ Remediation on Groundwater Quality and Post-Treatment Management Strategies

Project Information
Project ID: ER-2129
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kurt Pennell, Brown University
SERDP Jan 1970
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