Midwest Hazardous Substance Research Center

EPA Grant Number: R829481
Center: HSRC (2001) - Midwest Hazardous Substance Research Center
Center Director: Banks, M. Katherine
Title: Midwest Hazardous Substance Research Center
Investigators: Banks, M. Katherine
Institution: Purdue University - Main Campus
EPA Project Officer: Lasat, Mitch
Project Period: September 26, 2001 through September 25, 2003 (Extended to April 30, 2008)
Project Amount: $501,000
RFA: Hazardous Substance Research Centers - HSRC (2001) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , Land and Waste Management


The mission of Midwest HSRC is to support collaborative research and technology transfer efforts within EPA regions 5, and 7 with a focus on integrated low cost remediation technologies that improve risk management by removing contaminants from the environment and restoring ecosystem quality, thereby enhancing site redevelopment options. This mission will be accomplished through an extensive university/EPA/industry partnership involving a multidisciplinary research program. The Midwest HSRC partnership arrangements are well developed, with many industrial-matching commitments. Comprehensive technology transfer and outreach programs will integrate new knowledge and technology into use by industry, communities, and government. The Midwest HSRC also has a strong commitment to diversity issues and will provide opportunities for minority students and faculty from three minority institutions to become involved in Midwest HSRC research, outreach, and technology transfer programs.

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Collateral grants address outreach activities related to Brownfields. This grant will also be the vehicle for future additional federal funds, in addition to those committed for core grants, for supporting research and outreach activities at the Center.

Core Grant: R828770

Supplemental Keywords:

contaminated soil, contaminated sediments, groundwater, heavy metals, priority pollutants, bioavailability, risk reduction, site restoration, bioremediation., Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Geographic Area, RFA, Scientific Discipline, Sustainable Industry/Business, Waste, Bioavailability, Bioremediation, Civil/Environmental Engineering, EPA Region, Environmental Engineering, Hazardous, Hazardous Waste, New/Innovative technologies, Remediation, Social Science, Sustainable Environment, Technology for Sustainable Environment, Urban and Regional Planning, cleaner production/pollution prevention, Region 5, Region 7, community involvement, contaminated sediment, contaminated sediments, contaminated soil, groundwater, heavy metals, information transfer, outreach and education, pollution prevention, risk reduction strategies., RFA, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, Geographic Area, Waste, TREATMENT/CONTROL, Water, Treatment Technologies, Remediation, Contaminated Sediments, Brownfields, Hazardous Waste, Hazardous, EPA Region, brownfield sites, chemical wastes, contaminated sites, contaminated sediment, risk assessment , remediation technologies, Brownfield site, contaminated soil, Region 7, environmental engineering, bioremediation of soils, biotransformation, phytoremediation, technology transfer, outreach and education, Region 5

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • Final Report