HSRC (1989) - Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic HSRC

EPA Grant Number: R825540
Center: HSRC (1989) - Great Lakes/Mid Atlantic HSRC
Center Director: Hunter, Ray
Title: HSRC (1989) - Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic HSRC
Investigators: Hunter, Ray
Institution: University of Michigan
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


The research and field application efforts of the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic Center (GLMAC) focus on remediation of soils, sediments, and groundwater contaminated by hazardous organic compounds. Current projects emphasize development of an improved understanding of fundamental processes involved in the practice of in-situ bioremediation. GLMAC has developed a teamwork approach to its work. Projects are organized into Targeted Research Area Collaborations, or TRACs, involving teams of 3-4 investigator groups working in concert. Current GLMAC research TRACs include:

TRAC I - Contaminant Sequestration by Soils and Sediments and Its Impact on Contaminant Mobility, Bioavailability, Bioremediation Processes, and Environmentally Acceptable Alternative Remediation Endpoints;

TRAC II - Removal of High and Low Molecular Weight Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPLs) from Subsurface Systems; and

TRAC III - Development and Application of Advanced Chemical and Biochemical Reaction and Separation Technologies for Site Remediation.

Also included in GLMAC's research program are projects conducted under the auspices of the DoD-DOE-EPA Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP).

The Center's most recent field application of the technologies it is developing is at a chlorinated solvent spill site located near the shore of Lake Huron in Oscoda, Michigan. GLMAC technologies being tested at this site involve the application of surfactants to facilitate DNAPL source removal coupled with direct biodegradation of dissolved solvents by enhanced halorespiration.

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Journal Article Diallo MS, Simpson A, Gassman P, Faulon JL, Johnson JH, Goddard WA III, Hatcher PG. 3-D structural modeling of humic acids through experimental characterization, computer assisted structure elucidation and atomistic simulations. 1. Chelsea soil humic acid. Environmental Science & Technology 2003;37(9):1783-1793.
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R825540C002 (2000)
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  • Journal Article Tharakan JP, Gordon JA. Cometabolic biotransformation of (TNT) supported by using aromatic and non-aromatic cosubstrates. Chemosphere 1999;38(6):1323-1330.
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    R825540C004 (2000)
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  • Supplemental Keywords:

    RFA, Scientific Discipline, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, Waste, Water, TREATMENT/CONTROL, Chemical Engineering, Contaminated Sediments, Treatment Technologies, Environmental Chemistry, Hazardous Waste, Bioremediation, Ecology and Ecosystems, Hazardous, Environmental Engineering, DNAPL, contaminant transport, in situ remediation, fate and transport , bioavailability, biodegradation, contaminated sediment, kinetic studies, contaminated soil, bioremediation of soils, contaminants in soil, groundwater remediation, in-situ bioremediation, contaminated groundwater, environmentally acceptable endpoints, hazardous organic compounds, bioacummulation, bioaccumulation, alternative endpoints, contaminated soils

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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).
    R825540C001 Development and Verification of A Molecular Modeling Approach for Predicting the Sequestration and Bioavailability/Biotoxicity Reduction of Organic Contaminants by Soils and Sediments
    R825540C002 Molecular Modeling of Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants Uptake and Sequestration by Soil Organic Matter
    R825540C003 The Use of Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration Membranes for the Separation, Recovery, and Reuse of Surfactant/Contaminant Solutions
    R825540C004 A Contained Simulation of Field Application of Genetically Engineered Microorganisms (Gems) for the Bioremediation of PCB Contaminated Soils