Carus Remediation Technologies has taken a key role in submitting an Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) proposal to obtain Department of Defense (DoD) funding to conduct a field study using sustained-release oxidants for treatment of the emerging contaminant 1,4 dioxane (ER-201324) (Figure 1). ESTCP is the DoD’s environmental technology demonstration and validation program. The Program’s goal is to identify and demonstrate the most promising innovative and cost-effective remedial technologies and methods that address DoD’s high-priority environmental requirements. The project team reflects a collaborative approach involving Project Investigator Dr. Pat Evans (CDM Smith) Dr. Michelle Crimi (Clarkson University) and Dr. Pamela Dugan (CRT) serving as a Co-Project Investigators. Other members of the ESTCP project team include: Thomas Mohr (author of the book Environmental Investigation and Remediation: 1,4 Dioxane and Other Solvent Stabilizers), Nancy Ruiz (US Navy) and George Wallace (US Air Force). An important outcome of the ER-201324 will be the development of a user-friendly engineering design tool for site design guidance and performance assessment. ESTCP projects provide an important opportunity to highlight the most innovative and sustainable technologies and results in broad industry exposure that strongly encourages development and successful implementation of new remedial technologies.
Figure 1: Sustained-Release Oxidants for Passive Treatment of 1,4 Dioxane Plumes