Environmental Restoration (ER) Program Area

The overall objective of this Statement of Need (SON) was to seek applied research to develop cost effective in situ remedial alternatives for perfluoroalkyl contaminated groundwater. Proposers were asked to focus on the following objectives:

  • Develop cost effective, in situ remedial approaches for treating perfluoroalkyl contaminated groundwater.
  • Assess the impact of common co-contaminants on the remedial process given that these compounds were commonly utilized at sites contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons and possibly chlorinated solvents (e.g., historical fire training sites).
  • Determine the necessity for treatment train approaches to facilitate treatment of co-contaminants.

The projects listed below were selected to address the objectives of this SON. Additional information on individual projects can be found by clicking the project title.

    • Lead Investigator: Dr. Shaily Mahendra, University of California, Los Angeles

    • Lead Investigator: Dr. Michelle Crimi, Clarkson University

    • Lead Investigator: Dr. Charles Schaefer, CB&I Federal Services

    • Lead Investigator: Dr. Matt Simcik, University of Minnesota

    • Lead Investigator: Dr. Linda Lee, Purdue University

Research should lead to developing technologies for treatment of perfluoroalkyl sulfonates and perfluoroalkyl carboxylates in groundwater that will help facilitate the establishment of more cost effective and efficient remedial action plans that are protective of human health and the environment. The remediation approaches that will be developed through this SON will improve the reliability of contaminant treatment processes and expedite the cleanup and closure of contaminated Department of Defense (DoD) sites.