The 2020 featured projects highlight scientific advances and technological solutions to some of DoD’s most significant environmental and installation energy challenges including:

  • understanding processes that control per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) fate and transport 
  • predicting the mobility of munitions in the underwater environment
  • modeling non-stationary changes in riparian and aquatic ecosystems
  • replacing hard chrome and nickel plating in weapons system repair processes
  • remediating chemical contamination from complex geological environments
  • modeling battery energy storage system performance 
  • detecting and classifying munitions underwater
  • monitoring nesting sites of protected bird species on DoD lands
  • reducing volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants in weapons system topcoats
SERDP Featured Projects
Environmental Restoration 

Key Fate and Transport Processes Impacting the Mass Discharge, Attenuation, and Treatment of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Comingled Chlorinated Solvents or Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Dr.Christopher Higgins, Colorado School of Mines | Project Overview

Munitions Response 

Probabilistic Environmental Modeling System for Munitions Mobility
Dr. Margaret Palmsten, United States Geological Survey | Project Overview

Resource Conservation and Resiliency 

Flow-Population Models for Tracking Non-Stationary Changes in Riparian and Aquatic Ecosystems
Dr. David Lytle, Oregon State University | Project Overview

Weapons Systems and Platforms

Cold Spray Coatings for Chromium and Nickle Plating Replacement 
Mr. Aaron Nardi and Dr. Victor Champagne, US Army Weapons and Materials Research Directorate  | Project Overview

ESTCP Featured Projects
Environmental Restoration 

Demonstration and Validation of the Horizontal Reactive Media Treatment (HRX) Well for Managing Contaminant Plumes in Complex Geological Environments
Dr. Craig Divine, ARCADIS-US, Inc. | Project Overview

Installation Energy and Water 

Design, Modeling, and Control of Hybrid Energy Storage System for Defense Installation Microgrids
Dr. Nathan Johnson, Arizona State University, Mr. Tim Hansen, 350Solutions, Inc | Project Overview

Demonstrating the Benefits of Long-Duration, Low-Cost Flow Battery Storage in a Renewable Microgrid
Mr. Benjamin Lavoie, Amerseco, Inc. | Project Overview

Advanced Phasor-based Control of Energy Storage Micro-grids
Mr. David Altman, Raytheon | Project Overview

Munitions Response 

Multi-Sensor Towbody (MuST) for Detection, Classification, and Geolocation of Underwater Munitions
Dr. Kevin Williams, The Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington | Project Overview

Resource Conservation and Resiliency

 Use of sUAS/UAS to Cost Effectively Monitor Eagle Nesting
Ms. Samantha Phillips, Select Engineering Services | Project Overview

Weapons Systems and Platforms 

Demonstration and Validation of Siloxane-Based Aircraft Topcoats that are Isocyanate-Free and Provide a Reduced Environmental Impact
Dr. Erick Iezzi, Naval Research Laboratory | Project Overview