Environmental Restoration (ER) Program Area

The overall objective of this Statement of Need (SON) was to seek innovative research to develop cost effective in situ remedial alternatives for 1,4-dioxane-contaminated groundwater. Consideration also must be given to common co-contaminants and how these co-contaminants impact the proposed treatment technology. Proposed research should focus on developing technologies that address the following issues:

  • Develop cost effective, in situ remedial alternative to current approaches;
  • Elucidate the impact of co-contaminants on the remedial process; and
  • Evaluate whether remedial processes for 1,4-dioxane contamination can operate in parallel or in series with traditional treatment processes for 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. Pedro Alvarez, Rice University

    • Lead Investigator: Dr. Kenneth Carroll, New Mexico State University

    • Lead Investigator: Dr. Michael Hyman, North Carolina State University

    • Lead Investigator: Dr. Michael Annable, University of Florida

    • Lead Investigator: Dr. Thomas DiChristina, Georgia Institute of Technology

    • Lead Investigator: Dr. Charles Schaefer, Shaw Environmental, Inc.

    • Lead Investigator: Dr. David Adamson, GSI Environmental, Inc.

Research should lead to development of remedial alternatives for in situ treatment of 1,4-dioxane contaminated groundwater will improve our ability to address such sites in a cost effective manner. The improved treatment approaches that will be developed through this SON will expedite the cleanup/closure of contaminated Department of Defense (DoD) sites.