Northeast Region Hazardous Substance Research Center

EPA Grant Number: R825511
Center: HSRC (1989) - Northeast HSRC
Center Director: Sidhu, Sukh S.
Title: Northeast Region Hazardous Substance Research Center
Investigators: Armenante, Piero M.
Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology
EPA Project Officer: Hahn, Intaek
Project Period: October 1, 1989 through September 30, 1999
Project Amount: $5,000,000
RFA: Hazardous Substance Research Centers - HSRC (1989) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Substance Research Centers , Land and Waste Management

Objective:

Authority to establish HSRC Center Program was established by EPA in 1989 under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986. The mission of the program was to conduct research to develop and demonstrate new methods to assess and remediate sites contaminated with hazardous substances; improve existing treatment technologies; decrease the production & use of hazardous substances; and educate hazardous substance management professionals and improve community public awareness

The HSRC program provided a national program of basic and applied research, technology transfer, and training. Five multi-university centers, each located in a pair of federal regions, focused on different aspects of hazardous substance management. They brought together researchers from a variety of disciplines to collaborate on integrated research projects.

The HSRCs were funded by EPA, DOE, DOD, academia, and other state and federal government agencies. The centers shaped their research agendas with the assistance of advisory committees made up of representatives from industry, regulatory organizations, academic institutions, and government.

The Northeast center covered EPA Regions 1 and 2, with New Jersey Institute of Technology serving as the lead institution. Other participating universities included MIT, Princeton, Rutgers, Stevens Institute of Technology, Tufts, and University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. This HSRC focused on incineration/thermal treatment, characterization and monitoring, in-situ remediation, and ex-situ treatment of industrial wastes.


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Journal Article Zapata A, Bock C, Robbat A. Performance evaluation of a gas chromatograph coupled to a capillary microwave induced plasma mass spectrometer. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 1999;14:1187. R825511C044 (Final)
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Journal Article Abou-Nemeh I, Das A, Saraf A, Sirkar KK. A composite hollow fiber membrane-based pervaporation process for separation of VOCs from aqueous surfactant solutions. Journal of Membrane Science 1999;158(1-2):187-209. R825511C027 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Abou-Nemeh I, Majumdar S, Saraf A, Sirkar KK, Vane LM, Alvarez FR, Hitchens L. Demonstration of pilot-scale pervaporation systems for volatile organic compound removal from a surfactant enhanced aquifer remediation fluid. II. Hollow fiber membrane modules. Environmental Progress 2001;20(1):64-73. R825511C027 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Chen W, Xu YH, Mitra S. Application of microtrap-GC for continuous monitoring of organic emissions from a catalytic incinerator. Journal of Microcolumn Separations 1999;1(1-3):239-245. R825511C003 (Final)
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    Journal Article Chilukuri R, Yang Z-F, Sirkar KK. Batch extraction studies of cationic and anionic heavy metallic species by a mixed solvent extraction system. Separation Science and Technology 1998;33(16):2559-2578. R825511C027 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Chou CC, Ososkov V, ZhangL, Somasundaran P. Removal of nonvolatile hydrophobic compounds from artificially and naturally contaminated soils by column flotation. Journal of Soil Contamination 1998;7(5):559-571. R825511C049 (Final)
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    Journal Article Christodoulatos C, Korfiatis GP, Pal N, Koutsospyros A. In situ groundwater treatment in a trench bio-sparge system. Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials 1996;13(2):223-236. R825511C036 (Final)
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    Journal Article Das A, Abou-Nemeh I, Chandra S, Sirkar KK. Membrane-moderated stripping process for removing VOCs from water in a composite hollow fiber module. Journal of Membrane Science 1998;148(2):257-271. R825511C027 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Deshpande S, Shiau BJ, Wade D, Sabatini DA, Harwell JH. Surfactant selection for enhancing ex situ soil washing. Water Research 1998;33(2):351-360. R825511C064 (Final)
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    Journal Article Feeney R, Herdan J, Nolan M, Tan S, Tarasov V, Kounaves SP. Analytical characterization of microlithographically fabricated Ir-based ultramicroelectrode arrays. Electroanalysis 1998;10(2):89-93. R825511C022 (Final)
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    Journal Article Feeney R, Kounaves SP. Determination of heterogeneous electron transfer rate constants at microfabricated iridium electrodes. Electrochemistry Communications 1999;1(10):453-458. R825511C022 (Final)
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    Journal Article Feeney R, Kounaves SP. Microfabricated ultramicroelectrode arrays: Developments, advances, and applications in environmental analysis. Electroanalysis 2000;12(9):677-84. R825511C022 (Final)
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    Journal Article Feeney R, Kounaves SP. On-site analysis of arsenic in groundwater using a microfabricated gold ultramicroelectrode array. Analytical Chemistry 2000;72(10):2222-2228. R825511C022 (Final)
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    Journal Article Feng CH, Mitra S. Two-stage microtrap as an injection device for continuous on-line gas chromatographic monitoring. Journal of Chromatography A 1998;805(1-2):169-176 R825511C016 (Final)
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    Journal Article Feng CH, Mitra S. Breakthrough and desorption characteristics of a microtrap. Journal of Microcolumn Separations 2000;12(4):267-275 R825511C003 (Final)
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    Journal Article Herdan J, Feeney R, Kounaves SP, Flannery AF, Storment CW, Kovacs GTA, Darling RB. Field evaluation of an electrochemical probe for in Situ screening of heavy metals in groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology 1998;32(1):131-136. R825511C022 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Levy, L.C., W. R. McGillis, J. T. Gennalne, P.J. Culligan, "Spinning drop tensiometry using a square section sample tube." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 2001, Volume: 234, Number: 2 (FEB 15), Page: 442-444. R825511C004 (Final)
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    Journal Article Levy LC, Culligan PJ, Germaine JT. The use of the geotechnical centrifuge as a tool to model DNAPL migration in fractures. Water Resources Research 2002;38(8):1159-1159. R825511C004 (Final)
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    Journal Article Levy LC, Culligan PJ, Germaine JT. Use of the geotechnical centrifuge as a tool to model dense nonaqueous phase liquid migration in fractures. Water Resources Research 2002;38(8):442-444 R825511C003 (Final)
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    Journal Article Majumdar S, Bhaumik D, Sirkar KK, Simes G. A pilot-scale demonstration of a membrane-based absorption-stripping process for removal and recovery of volatile organic compounds. Environmental Progress 2001;20(1):27-35. R825511C027 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Mitra S, Xu YH, Chen W, McAllister G. Development of instrumentation for continuous on-line monitoring of non-methane organic carbon in air emissions. Journal Of Air and Waste Management Association 1998;48(8):743-749. R825511C016 (Final)
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    Journal Article Mitra S, Feng CH, Zhang LZ, Ho WP, McAllister G. A microtrap interface for on-line mass spectrometric monitoring of air emissions. Journal of Mass Spectrometry 1999;34(5):478-485. R825511C003 (Final)
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    Journal Article Nolan MA, Tan SH, Kounaves SP. Fabrication and characterizaton of a solid state reference electrode for electroanalysis of natural waters with ultramicroelectrodes. Analytical Chemisty 1997;69(6):1244-47. R825511C022 (Final)
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    Journal Article Nolan MA, Kounaves SP. Kounaves. Effects of mercury electrodeposition on the surface of microlithographically fabricated Ir ultramicroelectrodes. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 1998;453(1-2):39-48. R825511C022 (Final)
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    Journal Article M.A. Nolan and S.P. Kounaves. Failure analysis of microfabricated Ir-ultramicroelectrodes in chloride media. Sensors & Actuators B 1998;50(2):117-124. R825511C022 (Final)
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    Journal Article Nolan MA, Kounaves SP. Effects of chloride ion concentration on mercury(I) chloride formation during ex situ and in situ mercury deposition with selected electrode substrates and electrolytes. Analytical Chemistry 1999;71(6)1176-82. R825511C022 (Final)
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    Journal Article Nolan M, Kounaves SP. Microfabricated array of iridium microdisks as a substrate for direct determination of Cu2+ or Hg2+ using square wave anodic stripping voltammetry. Analytical Chemistry 1999;71(16):3567-3573. R825511C022 (Final)
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    Journal Article Nolan MA, Kounaves SP. The source of the anomalous cathodic peak during ASV with in situ mercury film formation in chloride solutions. Electroanalysis 2000;12(2):96-99. R825511C022 (Final)
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    Journal Article Obuskovic G, Poddar TK, Sirkar KK. Flow swing membrane absorption-permeation. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 1998;37(1):212-220. R825511C027 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Ososkov VK, Chou CC, Kebbekus BB. Speciation, preconcentration and determination of lead in natural waters using chelating resin and direct GFAAS. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 1998;69(1):1-12. R825511C049 (Final)
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    Journal Article Phelps CD, Young LY. Anaerobic biodegradation of gasoline components: A review. Advances in Agronomy 2000;70:329-358. R825511C007 (Final)
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    Journal Article Reay RJ, Flannery AF, Storment CW, Kounaves SP, Kovacs GTA. Microfabricated electrochemical analysis system for heavy metal detection. Sensors and Actuators B - Chemical 1996;34(1-3):450-55. R825511C047 (Final)
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    Journal Article Yu TC, McAllister G, Mitra S. Monitoring effluents from an air toxic control device using continuous non-methane organic carbon (C-NMOC) analyzer. American Journal of Industrial Hygiene 2000;61:16-21. R825511C003 (Final)
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    Journal Article Tan SH, Kounaves SP. Determination of selenium(IV) at a microfabricated gold ultramicroelectrode array using SWASV. Electroanalysis 1998;10(6):364-68. R825511C022 (Final)
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    Journal Article Villarante NR, Armenante PM, Quibuyen TAO, Fava F, Kafkewitz D. Dehalogenation of dichloroethene in a contaminated soil: fatty acids and alcohols as electron donors and an apparent requirement for tetrachloroethene. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 2001;55(2):239-247. R825511C037 (Final)
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    Journal Article Wang JY, Adeniyi WK, Kounaves SP. Adsorptive stripping analysis of trace nickel at iridium-based ultramicroelectrode arrays. Electroanalysis 2000;12(1):44-47. R825511C022 (Final)
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    Journal Article Xia B, Majumdar S, Sirkar KK. Regenerative oil scrubbing of volatile organic compounds from a gas stream in hollow fiber membrane devices. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 1999;38(9):3462-3472. R825511C027 (Final)
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  • Journal Article Zapata AM, Robbat A. Performance-enhanced "tunable" capillary microwave - induced plasma mass spectronieter for gas chromatography detection. Analytical Chemistry 2000;72(14):3102-3108. R825511C044 (Final)
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    Journal Article Zhang L, Zeng J, Somasundaran P, Ososkov V, Chou C. Removal of nonvolatile hydrophobic compounds from soil by flotation. 1. Laboratory investigation using mechanically agitated machine. Advances in Environmental Research 1997;1(2):157-165. R825511C049 (Final)
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    Supplemental Keywords:

    RFA, Scientific Discipline, Geographic Area, Waste, Remediation, Environmental Chemistry, Hazardous Waste, Environmental Monitoring, Ecological Risk Assessment, Hazardous, Environmental Engineering, EPA Region, fate and transport, hazardous waste management, hazardous waste treatment, advanced treatment technologies, industrial waste, community involvement, in situ remediation, hazardous waste incineration, cleanup, VOCs, remediation technologies, treatment, hazadous waste streams, treatment technologies, technology transfer, Region 2

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  • Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R825511C001 Development of Mechanisms and Kinetic Models on Formation of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-Dioxins and Dibenzofurans from Aromatic Precursors
    R825511C002 Real-Time Monitoring and Control of Emissions from Stationary Combustors and Incinerators
    R825511C003 Development of Sampling Systems for Continuous Monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
    R825511C004 Investigation into the Effectiveness of DNAPL Remediation Strategies in Fractured Media
    R825511C005 Advanced Leak Detection and Location Research: Extending the SERDP-funded Technical Base
    R825511C006 Three-Dimensional Geostatistical Site Characterization with Updating
    R825511C007 Anaerobic Biodegradation of PAHs in Soils and Dredged Sediments: Characterizing, Monitoring and Promoting Remediation
    R825511C008 Substrate Accelerated Death and Extended Lag Phases as Causes of the Recalcitrance of Halogenated Compounds in Anoxic Environments
    R825511C009 Fate and Transport of Nonionic Surfactants
    R825511C010 In Situ Degradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and PAHs in Contaminated Salt Marsh Sediments
    R825511C011 Design and Operation of Surfactant-Enhanced Bioslurry Reactors
    R825511C012 Experimental Study of Overland Transport of Cryptosporidium parvum Oocysts
    R825511C013 Development of a Framework for Evaluation of Leaching from Solid Waste
    R825511C014 Use of a New Leaching Test Framework for Evaluating Alternative Treatment Processes for Mercury Contaminated Mixed Waste (Hazardous and Radioactive)
    R825511C015 Field Pilot Test of In Situ Ultrasonic Enhancement Coupled With Soil Fracturing to Detoxify Contaminated Soil
    R825511C016 Development of Sampling Systems for Continuous Monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
    R825511C017 Field Demonstration of the Use of Reactive Zero-Valence Iron Powder to Treat Source Zone Sites Impacted by Halogenated Volatile Organic Chemicals
    R825511C018 Technology Transfer of Continuous Non-Methane Organic Carbon (C-NMOC) Analyzer
    R825511C019 Field Sampling and Treatability Study for In-Situ Remediation of PCB's and Leachable Lead with Iron Powder
    R825511C020 Experimental and Modeling Studies of Chlorocarbon Incineration, PIC Formation, and Emissions Control
    R825511C021 Experimental Studies and Numerical Modeling of Turbulent Combustion During Thermal Treatment of Hazardous Wastes: Applied Research for the Generation of Design and Diagnostic Tools
    R825511C022 Electrochemical Sensor for Heavy Metals in Groundwater - Phase IV
    R825511C023 Novel Molecular Tools for Monitoring In-Situ Bioremediation
    R825511C024 Surfactant-Enhanced Bioremediation of Soils in the Presence of an Organic Phase
    R825511C025 Enhanced Microbial Dechlorination of PCBs and Dioxins in Contaminated Dredge Spoils
    R825511C026 Toward A Risk-Based Model for Bioremediation of Multicomponent NAPL Contaminants
    R825511C027 Removal and Recovery of VOCs and Oils from Surfactant-Flushed Recovered Water by Membrane Permeation
    R825511C029 Field Pilot Test of In-Situ Ultrasonic Enhancement Coupled With Soil Fracturing to Detoxify Contaminated Soil in Cooperation with McLaren/Hart Environmental Engineers at the Hillsborough, NJ Site
    R825511C030 In-Situ Field Test of Electroremediation of a Chromate-Contaminated Site in Hudson County, New Jersey
    R825511C031 Electrokinetic Removal of Heavy Metals and Mixed Hazardous Wastes from Partially and Fully Saturated Soils
    R825511C032 Effects of Clay Charge and Confining Stresses on Soil Remediation by Electroosmosis
    R825511C033 Assessment of Surfactant Enhanced Bioremediation for Soils/Aquifers Containing Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
    R825511C034 In-Situ Bioremediation of Organic Compounds: Coupling of Mass Transfer and Biodegradation
    R825511C035 Investigation into the Effectiveness of DNAPL Remediation Strategies in Fractured Media
    R825511C036 Field Pilot Scale Demonstration of Trench Bio-Sparge: An In-Situ Groundwater Treatment Technology
    R825511C037 In-Situ Reductive Dehalogenation of Aliphatic Compounds by Fermentative Heterotrophic Bacteria
    R825511C038 The Effect of Carbon-Nitrogen Ratios on Bacterial Transport and Biodegradation Rates In Soils
    R825511C039 Ultrasonic Enhancement of Soil Fracturing Technologies for In-Situ Detoxification of Contaminated Soil
    R825511C040 Full Field Demonstration of Integrated Pneumatic Fracturing and In-Situ Bioremediation
    R825511C041 Determination of Adsorption and Desorption Behavior of Petroleum Products on Soils
    R825511C042 Evaluation of the Potential for Complete Bioremediation of NAPL-Contaminated Soils Containing Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
    R825511C043 Characterization of Subsurface NAPL Distributions at Heterogeneous Field Sites
    R825511C044 Development of a Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatograph/Microwave Induced Plasma/Mass Spectrometer (TDGC/MIP/MS) for On-site Analysis of Organic and Metal Contaminants
    R825511C045 Using Trainable Networks for a Three-dimensional Characterization of Subsurface Contamination
    R825511C046 Application of Advanced Waste Characterization to Soil Washing and Treatment
    R825511C047 Electrochemical Sensor for Heavy Metals in Groundwater Phase III
    R825511C048 Improved Luminescence Sensors for Oxygen Measurement
    R825511C049 Preconcentration, Speciation and Determination of Dissolved Heavy Metals in Natural Waters, using Ion Exchange and Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
    R825511C050 Experimental and Modeling Studies of Chlorocarbon Incineration and PIC Formation
    R825511C051 PIC Emission Minimization: Fundamentals and Applications
    R825511C052 Project Title: Development of a Two Stage, Pulse Combustion, VOC Destruction Technology
    R825511C053 Development of Sampling Systems for Continuous Monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
    R825511C054 FTIR Analysis of Gaseous Products from Hazardous Waste Combustion
    R825511C055 Toxic Metals Volatilization for Waste Separation and Real-time Metals Analyses
    R825511C056 Mixed Metal Removal and Recovery by Hollow Fiber Membrane-Based Extractive Adsorber
    R825511C057 Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from Contaminated Groundwater and Soils by Pervaporation
    R825511C058 Simultaneous SO2/NO Removal/Recovery by Hollow Fiber Membrane
    R825511C059 Superfund Sites and Mineral Industries Method
    R825511C060 Soil Washing of Mixed Organics/Metal Contamination
    R825511C061 Removal of Cesium, Strontium, Americium, Technetium and Plutonium from Radioactive Wastewater
    R825511C062 Development of a Method for Removal of Nonvolatile Organic Materials from Soil using Flotation
    R825511C063 Recovery of Evaporative Fuel Losses by Vapor Permeation Membranes
    R825511C064 Surfactant Selection Protocol for Ex Situ Soil Washing
    R825511C065 Biofiltration for the Control of Toxic Industrial VOCs Emissions
    R825511C066 Catalytic Oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds in Water
    R825511C067 Soil Washing for Remediating Metal Contaminated Soils
    R825511C068 Aqueous Absorption and Kinetics of NO by Strong Oxidizing Agents
    R825511C069 Remediation of Dredging Spoils
    R825511C070 Freeze Concentration for Zero-Effluent Processes
    R825511C071 Life Cycle/Pollution Prevention Response to Executive Order 12856
    R825511C072 Faster Better, Cheaper Hazardous Waste Site Characterization and Cleanup: an Adaptive Sampling and Analysis Strategy Employing Dynamic Workplans
    R825511C073 Development of a Comprehensive Computer Model for the Pneumatic Fracturing Process
    R825511C074 Technology Demonstration and Validation of CFAST Field Analytical Instrumentation for Use in Hazardous Waste Site Characterization, Clean-up and Monitoring
    R825511C075 XFLOW: Training Software Simulating Contaminant Site Characterization and Remediation