ESTCP FY 2020 Topic Area
Environmental Restoration (ER) Program Area
The objective of this Topic Area was to demonstrate and validate environmentally sustainable methods to clean firefighting delivery systems in aircraft hangars or on firefighting vehicles. Another objective was to demonstrate environmentally acceptable treatments of any rinsate or residue derived from the cleaning process.
The projects listed below were selected to address the objectives of this Topic Area. Additional information on individual projects can be found by clicking the project title.
- Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) for Complete PFAS Destruction
- Lead Investigator: Marc Deshusses, Duke University
- An Innovative Plasma Technology for Treatment of AFFF Rinsate from Firefighting Delivery Systems
- Lead Investigator: Selma Mededovic, DMAX Plasma LLC
- Clean or Replace? Decontamination Framework for Firefighting Equipment and Hangers and Disposal of PFAS Contaminated Waste
- Lead Investigator: Matthew Magnuson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Demonstration and Validation of Environmentally Sustainable Methods to Effectively Remove PFAS from Fire Suppression Systems
- Lead Investigator: Johnsie Lang, Arcadis
- Remediation of AFFF-Impacted Fire Suppression Systems Using Conventional and Closed-Circuit Desalination Nanofiltration
- Lead Investigator: Christopher Bellona, Colorado School of Mines
- Sustainable Firefighting System Cleanout and Rinsate Treatment Using PerfluorAd
- Lead Investigator: Zoom Nguyen, CDM Smith
- ARFF Apparatus Disassembly and Characterization Demonstration
- Lead Investigator: John Anderson, Arcadis
Demonstrations should identify a method to remove all trace elements of the current firefighting agent from its existing systems, thereby eliminating the need to replace equipment, which would be an enormous cost savings for the Department of Defense (DoD).