2022 Featured Projects

The 2022 featured projects made contributions to the following areas of research:

  • Toxicity reference values for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
  • Unexploded ordnance (UXO) site characterization and risk assessment
  • Understanding the effects of permafrost thaw, fire and hydrology as drivers of habitat change on wildlife
  • Bilgewater treatment and management
  • Extraction and analytical methods for simultaneous analysis of insensitive munitions and legacy energetic compounds
  • Next generation advanced high-efficiency direct expansion package air-conditioner technology
  • UXO test bed development
  • Unmanned aircraft system technology for natural resources management
  • Environmentally friendly paint removal

The featured projects are listed below, with links to their project overviews for more information regarding their work.

SERDP Featured Projects
Environmental Restoration

Development of Toxicity Data to Support Toxicity Reference Values for PFAS
Dr. Michael Quinn and Dr. Allison Narizzano, Defense Centers for Public Health - Aberdeen | Project Overview

Munitions Response

Rapid Soil Classification and Integration of Soil Characteristics for UXO Site Characterization and Risk Assessment
Dr. Nina Stark, Virginia Tech | Project Overview

Resource Conservation and Resiliency

Interior Alaska DoD Training Land Wildlife Habitat Vulnerability to Permafrost Thaw, an Altered Fire Regime, and Hydrologic Changes
Dr. Thomas Douglas, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory | Project Overview

Weapons Systems and Platforms

Emulsion Characterization Study for Improved Bilgewater Treatment and Management
Danielle Paynter and Dr. Jared Church, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division | Project Overview

ESTCP Featured Projects
Environmental Restoration

Validation of Sample Extraction and Analysis Techniques for Simultaneous Determination of Legacy and IM Constituents
Dr. Anthony Bednar, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Project Overview

Installation Energy and Water

Next Generation Advanced High-efficiency DX Air Conditioner Demonstration
Dr. Michael West, Advantek Consulting Engineering | Project Overview

Munitions Response

Sequim Bay Underwater UXO Test Bed Support for Phase III
Dr. Dana Woodruff, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Project Overview

Resource Conservation and Resiliency

Region-Wide Integration of UAS Technology into DoD Natural Resource Management through Demonstration, Coordination, Training, and Outfitting
Mr. Joey Trotsky and Dr. Susan Cohen, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center | Project Overview

Weapons Systems and Platforms

Environmentally Friendly Paint Removal from Military Components
Mr. Michael Froning, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center | Project Overview