SERDP and ESTCP Announce FY 2012 New Start Project Selections for the Environmental Solicitation


More than 65 SERDP and ESTCP FY 2012 new start projects have been selected for funding. These projects responded to the following FY 2012 solicitations: SERDP Core, SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED), and ESTCP Environmental Technologies. Topics being addressed by these projects include wastewater treatment for forward operating bases; contaminated groundwater; contaminated sediments; risk assessment; munitions response (land and underwater environments); climate change impacts; natural resource inventory and monitoring; recovery of threatened, endangered, and at-risk plants; green manufacturing and maintenance; green energetics; and waste to energy conversion.  Note: Projects selected for funding from the ESTCP FY 2012 Installation Energy Solicitation will be announced separately.

The tables below list the FY 2012 new start projects for SERDP (Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Climate Change, and Weapons Systems and Platforms) and ESTCP (Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Climate Change, and Weapons Systems and Platforms). As project overviews become available, links from the project numbers are provided below. Information on these and other SERDP and ESTCP projects is also available under Program Areas



Environmental Restoration

ERSON-12-01: Development of Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Processes for Forward Operating Bases
ER-2215 A Self-Sustaining Solar-Bio-Nano-Based Wastewater Treatment System for Forward Operating Bases Dr. Wei Liao Michigan State University
ER-2216 Energy Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Systems for Forward Operating Bases Based on Microbial Fuel Cells and Microbial Desalination Cells Dr. Bruce Logan The Pennsylvania State University
ER-2217 Robust Membranes for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment by Forward Osmosis in FOBs Dr. Menachem Elimelech Yale University
ER-2218 Novel Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment System for Energy Generation at Forward Operating Bases Dr. Kathryn Guy U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
ER-2237 A Fully Integrated Membrane Bioreactor System for Wastewater Treatment in Remote Applications Dr. Amy Childress University of Southern California
ER-2238 Membrane Bioreactor/Ultra Low Energy Reverse Osmosis Membrane Process for Forward Operating Base Wastewater Reuse Dr. Hua Wang GE Global Research
ER-2239 Wastewater Treatment Using Microbial Fuel Cells with Peroxide Production Dr. Cesar Torres Arizona State University
ERSON-12-02: Environmental Fate and Impacts of Insensitive Munitions Compounds 
ER-2219 Characterization of Residues from the Detonation of Insensitive Munitions Dr. Sonia Thiboutot DRDC Valcartier
ER-2220 Dissolution of NTO, DNAN, and Insensitive Munitions Formulations and Their Fates in Soils Dr. Katerina Dontsova University of Arizona
ER-2221 Interaction of Microbial and Abiotic Processes in Soil Leading to the (Bio)Conversion and Ultimate Attenuation of New Insensitive Munitions Compounds Dr. James Field University of Arizona
ER-2222 Combined Biological and Chemical Mechanisms for Degradation of Insensitive Munitions in the Presence of Alternate Explosives Dr. Kevin Finneran Clemson University
ER-2223 Development of Environmental Health Criteria for Insensitive Munitions (IMX-101-104) Dr. Mark Johnson U.S. Army Institute of Public Health

Munitions Response

MRSON-12-01: Advanced Technologies for Detection, Discrimination, and Remediation of Military Munitions on Land
MR-2225 Advanced EMI Models and Classification Algorithms: The Next Level of Sophistication to Improve Discrimination of Challenging Targets Dr. Fridon Shubitidze Dartmouth College
MR-2226 Decision Support Tools for Munitions Response Performance Prediction and Risk Assessment Dr. Laurens Beran Sky Research, Inc.
MRSON-12-02: Improvements in the Detection and Remediation of Military Munitions Underwater 
MR-2224 Simple Parameterized Models for Predicting Mobility, Burial and Re-Exposure of Underwater Munitions Dr. Carl Friedrichs Virginia Institute of Marine Science
MR-2227 Underwater Munitions Expert System to Predict Mobility and Burial Dr. Sarah Rennie Johns Hopkins University
MR-2228 Development and Testing of an Engineering Prototype of a Marine Version of the Berkeley Unexploded Ordnance Discriminator (BUD). Dr. Huntly Frank Morrison Marine Advanced Research, Inc.
MR-2229 Inversion of High Frequency Acoustic Data for Sediment Properties Needed for the Detection and Classification of UXOs. Dr. Brian Hefner University of Washington
MR-2230 Data and Processing Tools for Sonar Classification of Underwater UXO Dr. Raymond Lim Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
MR-2231 Acoustic Response of Underwater Munitions Near a Sediment Interface: Measurement-Model Comparisons and Classification Schemes Dr. Steven Kargl University of Washington
MRSEED-12-01: Advanced Technologies for Detection, Discrimination, and Remediation of Military Munitions on Land and Underwater
MR-2200 Detection of Underwater Unexploded Ordnance in Mud Dr. Robbert van Vossen TNO Defence
MR-2201 Classification Study Using a Handheld, Three-Element EMI Sensor Dr. Tom Bell SAIC

Resource Conservation and Climate Change

RCSON-12-01: Assessment and Monitoring of Biological Diversity: Method Development
RC-2202 Methods for Assessment of Species Richness and Occupancy across Space, Time, Taxonomic Groups, and Ecoregions Dr. Erica Fleishman University of California, Davis
RC-2203 Predicting, Measuring, and Monitoring Aquatic Invertebrate Biodiversity on Dryland Military Bases Dr. David Lytle Oregon State University
RC-2240 Development of an Environmental Metagentics Approach for Monitoring Aquatic Biodiversity Dr. David Lodge University of Notre Dame
RC-2243 Patterns and Processes: Monitoring and Understanding Plant Diversity in Frequently Burned Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris) Landscapes Dr. Joseph O'Brien USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
RCSON-12-02: Climate Change Impacts to Department of Defense Installations
RC-2204 Decision Scaling: A Decision Framework for DoD Climate Risk Assessment and Adaptation Planning Dr. Casey Brown University of Massachusetts
RC-2205 Assessing Climate Change Impacts for DoD Installations in the Southwest United States during the Warm Season Dr. Christopher Castro University of Arizona
RC-2206 Understanding Data Needs for Vulnerability Assessment and Decision Making to Manage Vulnerability of DoD Installations to Climate Change Dr. Richard Moss Battelle, Pacific Northwest Division, Joint Global Change Research Institute
RC-2232 Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation on Southwestern DoD Facilities Dr. Raphael Sagarin University of Arizona
RC-2242 Climate Change Impacts to Department of Defense Installations Dr. Veerabhadra Kotamarthi Argonne National Laboratory

Weapons Systems and Platforms

WPSON-12-01: Chemical Agent Resistant Powder Topcoats
WP-2207 Novel Coatings Systems for Use as High Performance Chemical Agent Resistant Powder Topcoats Mr. Mark Wytiaz Sherwin-Williams
WPSON-12-02: Scale-Up and Formulation of Green Insensitive Secondary Explosives 
WP-2208 GrIMEx (Green IM Explosive): Development of Novel IM Comp B Replacements Based on Green TNT and RDX Replacements Dr. David Price BAE Systems
WP-2209 Melt-Castable Formulations Containing DAAF as Replacements for Comp B Ms. Elizabeth Francois Los Alamos National Laboratory
WPSON-12-03: Waste to Energy Converters for Overseas Contingency Operations 
WP-2210 Thermal Catalytic Syngas Cleanup for High-Efficiency Waste-to-Energy Converters Dr. Christopher Martin University of North Dakota
WP-2211 Rotary Kiln Gasification of Solid Wastes for Base Camps Mr. Stephen Cosper U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
WP-2235 Shredded Waste Downdraft Gasifier for Overseas Contingency Operations Waste-to-Energy Conversion Mr. Michael Cushman Infoscitex Corporation
WP-2236 Investigating Efficient Tar Management for Deployable Waste-to-Energy Systems Mr. Patrick Scott Lockheed Martin
PSON-12-04: Reliability of Tin-Whisker-Mitigating Conformal Coatings
WP-2212 Tin Whiskers Inorganic Coatings Evaluation (TWICE) Mr. David Hillman Rockwell Collins, Inc.
WP-2213 Novel Whisker Mitigating Composite Conformal Coat Assessment Dr. Stephen Meschter BAE Systems


Environmental Restoration

ER-201207 Bioaugmentation for Aerobic Bioremediation of RDX-Contaminated Groundwater Dr. Mandy Michalsen U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District
ER-201208 Validation of Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis to Document the Biodegradation and Natural Attenuation of RDX Dr. Paul Hatzinger Shaw Environmental, Inc.
ER-201209 Methods for Minimization and Management of Variability in Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring Results Dr. Thomas McHugh GSI Environmental Inc.
ER-201210 Designing, Assessing, and Demonstrating Sustainable Bioaugmentation for Treatment of DNAPL Sources in Fractured Bedrock Dr. Charles Schaefer Shaw Environmental, Inc.
ER-201211 Frequently Asked Questions about Monitored Natural Attenuation in the 21st Century Dr. Charles Newell GSI Environmental Inc.
ER-201212 Cost-Effective and High-Resolution Subsurface Characterization Using Hydraulic Tomography Dr. Chin Man Mok AMEC Geomatrix, Inc.
ER-201213 A Flexible Permeable Reactive Barrier for Protection of Wetland Sediments from Heavy Metals in Runoff Water Dr. Steven Larson U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center – Environmental Laboratory
ER-201214 Demonstration of Fluorescent Magnetic Particles for Linking Sources to Sediments at DoD sites Dr. Jim Leather Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
ER-201215 Evaluating the Efficacy of Bioaugmentation for In-Situ Treatment of PCB Impacted Sediments Dr. Kevin Sowers University of Maryland, Baltimore County
ER-201216 Sediment Bioavailability Initiative: Development of Standard Methods and Approaches for the Use of Passive Samplers in Assessing and Managing Contaminated Sediments Dr. Charles Menzie Exponent, Inc.

Munitions Response

MR-201225 Detection and Discrimination in One-Pass Using the OPTEMA Towed-Array Dr. Stephen Billings Sky Research, Inc.
MR-201226 Dipole Discrimination Techniques Applied to Live Sites Dr. Leonard Pasion Sky Research, Inc.
MR-201227 Continued Discrimination Demonstration Using Advanced EMI Models at Live UXO Sites: Data Quality Assessment and Residual Risk Mitigation in Real Time Dr. Fridon Shubitidze Sky Research, Inc.
MR-201228 UXO Characterization in Challenging Survey Environments Using the MPV Dr. Nicolas Lhomme Sky Research, Inc.
MR-201229 The Effect of Noise on EM61-MK2 and MetalMapper Classification Strategies Mr. Stephen Stacy ARCADIS / Malcolm Pirnie
MR-201230 Comprehensive MMRP Live Site Technology Demonstration of Advanced Geophysics and Advanced Classification Methods Ms. Victoria Kantsios URS Group, Inc.
MR-201231 Quality Control Methodologies for Advanced EMI Sensor Data Acquisition and Anomaly Classification Mr. Ryan Steigerwalt Weston Solutions, Inc.
MR-201232 Perform MetalMapper Classification Treatability Investigations as Part of Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies Mr. Craig Murray Parsons, Inc.
MR-201233 Demonstration of ROV-Based Underwater Electromagnetic Array Technology Dr. Gregory Schultz Sky Research, Inc.
MR-201234 Vortex Lattice UXO Mobility Model Integration Dr. Gerald D'Spain Scripps Institution of Oceanography
MR-201235 Capturing Lessons Learned as Revealed by Large Scale Classification Demonstration Data Dr. Dean Keiswetter SAIC
MR-201264 Real-Time Quality Control Methods for Cued EMI Data Collection Mr. Jonathan Miller Sky Research, Inc.

Resource Conservation and Climate Change 

RC-201201 Operational-Scale Demonstration of Propagation Protocols and Comparative Demographic Monitoring for (Re-)Introducing Five Southeastern Endangered and At-Risk Plants Mr. Matthew Hohmann U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
RC-201202 Assessing and Monitoring DoD Coral Reef Communities Using Advanced Fluorescence Techniques Mr. William Wild Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
RC-201203 Remote Sensing Technology for Threatened and Endangered Plant Species Recovery Dr. Erin Questad California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
RC-201204 Environmental DNA as a Tool for Inventory and Monitoring of Aquatic Vertebrates Dr. Alexander Fremier University of Idaho
RC-201205 Monitoring Species of Concern Using Noninvasive Genetic Sampling and Capture-Recapture Methods Dr. Lisette Waits University of Idaho

Weapons Systems and Platforms

WP-201218 Lightweight and Compostable Packaging for the Military Dr. Jo Ann Ratto U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center
WP-201219 In-Situ Shipboard Heat Exchanger Cleaning and Maintenance Using Innovative i2 Bubble Infusion (i2BI) Technology Dr. Richard Lee Naval Facilities Engineering Command – Engineering Service Center
WP-201220 Chrome Replacement for Gun Barrels Mr. Brad Buening Naval Surface Warfare Center – Dahlgren Division
WP-201221 Vinyzene-Max: An Environmentally-Friendly Replacement for Tri-Butyl-Tin-Based Biocides in USN Surface Ship Bow SONAR Domes Dr. Thomas Ramotowski Naval Undersea Warfare Center
WP-201222 Biodegradable Sonobuoy Decelerators Mr. Warren Ingram Naval Air Warfare Center – Weapons Division
WP-201223 Scale-Up and Formulation of Green Insensitive DEMN Based Secondary Explosives Ms. Erika Rivera U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center
WP-201224 Demonstration of a Polypropylene Packed Material for the Treatment of Solids in Shipboard Bilgewater Mr. Momar Seck Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock Division


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