US EPA TechDirect, November 1, 2010
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Open Solicitation  
SERDP Core and SEED Solicitations. The Department of Defense  
Strategic Environmental Research and Demonstration Program  
(SERDP) released its annual Core and SERDP Exploratory  
Development (SEED) solicitations on October 28, 2010. Funds are  
available through a competitive process to both federal and  
private organizations to perform basic and applied research and  
advanced technology development. Core Solicitation projects vary  
in cost and duration, consistent with the scope of the work  
proposed. For the Core solicitation, pre-proposals from the  
non-federal sector are due January 6, 2011. Federal proposals  
are due March 10, 2011. The SEED Solicitation is designed for  
work that will investigate innovative environmental approaches  
that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to  
provide proof of concept. SEED proposals are limited to not more  
than $150,000 and approximately one year in duration. All SEED  
proposals are due March 10, 2011. View the call for proposals  
and Statements of Need at ...  
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Upcoming Live Internet Seminars  
ITRC Quality Considerations for Munitions Response Projects -  
November 4, 2010, 11:00AM-1:15PM EDT (15:00-17:15 GMT). This  
training introduces state regulators, environmental consultants,  
site owners, and community stakeholders to Quality  
Considerations for Munitions Response Projects (UXO-5, 2008),  
created by the ITRC's Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Team. In this  
document, quality is defined as 'conformance to requirements.'  
To manage quality, the quality requirements of the project must  
first be understood. Requirements must be precisely stated and  
clearly understood by everyone involved. A plan is then put in  
place to meet those requirements. The UXO Team emphasizes taking  
a whole-system approach to designing, planning and managing a  
munitions response (MR) project to optimize quality. This  
training course is intended for an intermediate audience and  
assumes a basic understanding of specialized processes  
associated with MR projects. For more information and to  
register, see or .  
ITRC In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Ethene - DNAPL Source  
Zones - November 9, 2010, 2:00PM-4:15PM EST (19:00-21:15 GMT).  
Treatment of dissolved-phase chlorinated ethenes in groundwater  
using in situ bioremediation (ISB) is an established technology;  
however, its use for DNAPL source zones is an emerging  
application. This training course supports the ITRC Technical  
and Regulatory Guidance document In Situ Bioremediation of  
Chlorinated Ethene: DNAPL Source Zones (BioDNAPL-3, 2008). This  
document provides the regulatory community, stakeholders, and  
practitioners with the general steps practitioners and  
regulators can use to objectively assess, design, monitor, and  
optimize ISB treatment of DNAPL source zones. For more  
information and to register, see or .  
ITRC Phytotechnologies - November 16, 2010, 2:00PM-4:15PM EST  
(19:00-21:15 GMT). This training familiarizes participants with  
ITRC's Phytotechnology Technical and Regulatory Guidance and  
Decision Trees, Revised (Phyto-3, 2009). This document provides  
guidance for regulators who evaluate and make informed decisions  
on phytotechnology work plans and practitioners who have to  
evaluate any number of remedial alternatives at a given site.  
This document updates and replaces Phytoremediation Decision  
Tree (Phyto-1, 1999) and Phytotechnology Technical and  
Regulatory Guidance Document (Phyto-2, 2001). It has merged the  
concepts of both documents into a single document. This guidance  
includes new, and more importantly, practical information on the  
process and protocol for selecting and applying various  
phytotechnologies as remedial alternatives. For more information  
and to register, see or .  
Contaminated Sediments: New Tools and Approaches for in-situ  
Remediation - Session I - November 17, 2010, 2:00PM-4:00PM EST  
(19:00-21:00 GMT). This seminar will feature SRP grantees Dr.  
Peggy O'Day (University of California - Merced) and Dr. Tom  
Sheahan (Northeastern University), and will be moderated by Karl  
Gustavson (US EPA). Dr. O'Day will present an overview of  
different types of reactive amendments, mechanisms and chemistry  
associated with contaminant sequestration, examples of recent  
applications, and opportunities for the use of new materials and  
delivery methods. Dr. Sheahan will describe a bench-scale  
experimental study to examine the efficacy of the reactive  
geocomposite mats or overlays (RCM) to isolate and partially  
remediate PCB- and PAH-contaminated sediment, and to provide  
sufficient sequestering functionality to minimize biouptake by  
organisms in clean sediment overlying the RCM. He will present  
the results from a series of tests on spiked natural sediment  
using a new device developed for this research, the Integrated  
Contaminated Sediment Testing Apparatus Column (ICSTAC). For  
more information and to register, see .  
ITRC Use and Measurement of Mass Flux and Mass Discharge -  
November 18, 2010, 11:00AM-1:15PM EST (16:00-18:15 GMT). The  
ITRC technology overview, Use and Measurement of Mass Flux and  
Mass Discharge (MASSFLUX-1, 2010), and associated Internet-based  
training provide a description of the underlying concepts,  
potential applications, description of methods for measuring and  
calculating, and case studies of the uses of mass flux and mass  
discharge. This Technology Overview, and associated internet  
based training are intended to foster the appropriate  
understanding and application of mass flux and mass discharge  
estimates, and provide examples of use and analysis. The  
document and training assumes the participant has a general  
understanding of hydrogeology, the movement of chemicals in  
porous media, remediation technologies, and the overall remedial  
process. For more information and to register, see or .  
Enhanced Attenuation of Chlorinated Organics: A Site Management  
Tool - December 2, 2010, 11:00AM-1:15PM EST (16:00-18:15 GMT).  
This training on the ITRC Technical and Regulatory Guidance for  
Enhanced Attenuation: Chlorinated Organics (EACO-1, 2008)  
describes the transition (the bridge) between aggressive  
remedial actions and MNA and vise versa. Enhanced attenuation  
(EA) is the application of technologies that minimize energy  
input and are sustainable in order to reduce contaminant loading  
and/or increase the attenuation capacity of a contaminated plume  
to progress sites towards established remedial objectives.  
Contaminant loading and attenuation capacity are fundamental to  
sound decisions for remediation of groundwater contamination.  
This training explains how a decision framework which, when  
followed, allows for a smooth t 
Posted: 02/11/2010 By: Professor Paul Bardos