Research Centers
Great Plains/Rocky Mountain HSRC

Kansas State University

The Great Plains/Rocky Mountain center covered EPA Regions 7 and 8, under the leadership of Kansas State University. Other participating universities included: Haskell Indian Nations University, Kansas State University, Lincoln University, and Montana State University. This HSRC focused on contaminated soils and mining wastes. Research covered soil, water, and ground water contaminated with heavy metals, and organics; wood preservatives in groundwater; pesticides; improved methods for analyzing contaminated soil; and pollution prevention technologies.

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Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Centers

Center Research Projects:

R825549C006 - Fate of Trichloroethylene (TCE) in Plant/Soil Systems

R825549C007 - Experimental Study of Stabilization/Solidification of Hazardous Wastes

R825549C008 - Modeling Dissolved Oxygen, Nitrate and Pesticide Contamination in the Subsurface Environment

R825549C009 - Vadose Zone Decontamination by Air Venting

R825549C010 - Thermochemical Treatment of Hazardous Wastes

R825549C011 - Development, Characterization and Evaluation of Adsorbent Regeneration Processes for Treament of Hazardous Waste

R825549C012 - Computer Method to Estimate Safe Level Water Quality Concentrations for Organic Chemicals

R825549C013 - Removal of Nitrogenous Pesticides from Rural Well-Water Supplies by Enzymatic Ozonation Process

R825549C014 - The Characterization and Treatment of Hazardous Materials from Metal/Mineral Processing Wastes

R825549C015 - Adsorption of Hazardous Substances onto Soil Constituents

R825549C016 - Reclamation of Metal and Mining Contaminated Superfund Sites using Sewage Sludge/Fly Ash Amendment

R825549C017 - Metal Recovery and Reuse Using an Integrated Vermiculite Ion Exchange - Acid Recovery System

R825549C018 - Removal of Heavy Metals from Hazardous Wastes by Protein Complexation for their Ultimate Recovery and Reuse

R825549C019 - Development of In-situ Biodegradation Technology

R825549C020 - Migration and Biodegradation of Pentachlorophenol in Soil Environment

R825549C021 - Deep-Rooted Poplar Trees as an Innovative Treatment Technology for Pesticide and Toxic Organics Removal from Soil and Groundwater

R825549C022 - In-situ Soil and Aquifer Decontaminaiton using Hydrogen Peroxide and Fenton's Reagent

R825549C023 - Simulation of Three-Dimensional Transport of Hazardous Chemicals in Heterogeneous Soil Cores Using X-ray Computed Tomography

R825549C024 - The Response of Natural Groundwater Bacteria to Groundwater Contamination by Gasoline in a Karst Region

R825549C025 - An Electrochemical Method for Acid Mine Drainage Remediation and Metals Recovery

R825549C026 - Sulfide Size and Morphology Identificaiton for Remediation of Acid Producing Mine Wastes

R825549C027 - Heavy Metals Removal from Dilute Aqueous Solutions using Biopolymers

R825549C028 - Neutron Activation Analysis for Heavy Metal Contaminants in the Environment

R825549C029 - Reducing Heavy Metal Availability to Perennial Grasses and Row-Crops Grown on Contaminated Soils and Mine Spoils

R825549C030 - Alachlor and Atrazine Losses from Runoff and Erosion in the Blue River Basin

R825549C031 - Biodetoxification of Mixed Solid and Hazardous Wastes by Staged Anaerobic Fermentation Conducted at Separate Redox and pH Environments

R825549C032 - Time Dependent Movement of Dioxin and Related Compounds in Soil

R825549C033 - Impact of Soil Microflora on Revegetation Efforts in Southeast Kansas

R825549C034 - Modeling the use of Plants in Remediation of Soil and Groundwater Contaminated by Hazardous Organic Substances

R825549C035 - Development of Electrochemical Processes for Improved Treatment of Lead Wastes

R825549C036 - Innovative Treatment and Bank Stabilization of Metals-Contaminated Soils and Tailings along Whitewood Creek, South Dakota

R825549C037 - Formation and Transformation of Pesticide Degradation Products Under Various Electron Acceptor Conditions

R825549C038 - The Effect of Redox Conditions on Transformations of Carbon Tetrachloride

R825549C039 - Remediation of Soil Contaminated with an Organic Phase

R825549C040 - Intelligent Process Design and Control for the Minimization of Waste Production and Treatment of Hazardous Waste

R825549C041 - Heavy Metals Removal from Contaminated Water Solutions

R825549C042 - Metals Soil Pollution and Vegetative Remediation

R825549C043 - Fate and Transport of Munitions Residues in Contaminated Soil

R825549C044 - The Role of Metallic Iron in the Biotransformation of Chlorinated Xenobiotics

R825549C045 - Use of Vegetation to Enhance Bioremediation of Surface Soils Contaminated with Pesticide Wastes

R825549C046 - Fate and Transport of Heavy Metals and Radionuclides in Soil: The Impacts of Vegetation

R825549C047 - Vegetative Interceptor Zones for Containment of Heavy Metal Pollutants

R825549C048 - Acid-Producing Metalliferous Waste Reclamation by Material Reprocessing and Vegetative Stabilization

R825549C049 - Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Upward Mobilization and Photodegradation of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-P-Dioxins and Furans in Soil

R825549C050 - Evaluation of Biosparging Performance and Process Fundamentals for Site Remediation

R825549C051 - Field Scale Bioremediation: Relationship of Parent Compound Disappearance to Humification, Mineralization, Leaching, Volatilization of Transformaiton Intermediates

R825549C052 - Chelating Extraction of Heavy Metals from Contaminated Soils

R825549C053 - Application of Anaerobic and Multiple-Electron-Acceptor Bioremediation to Chlorinated Aliphatic Subsurface Contamination

R825549C054 - Application of PGNAA Remote Sensing Methods to Real-Time, Non-Intrusive Determination of Contaminant Profiles in Soils

R825549C055 - Design and Development of an Innovative Industrial Scale Process to Economically Treat Waste Zinc Residues

R825549C056 - Remediation of Soils Contaminated with Wood-Treatment Chemicals (PCP and Creosote)

R825549C057 - Effects of Surfactants on the Bioavailability and Biodegradation of Contaminants in Soils

R825549C058 - Contaminant Binding to the Humin Fraction of Soil Organic Matter

R825549C059 - Identifying Ground-Water Threats from Improperly Abandoned Boreholes

R825549C060 - Uptake of BTEX Compounds by Hybrid Poplar Trees in Hazardous Waste Remediation

R825549C061 - Biofilm Barriers for Waste Containment

R825549C062 - Plant Assisted Remediation of Soil and Groundwater Contaminated by Hazardous Organic Substances: Experimental and Modeling Studies

R825549C063 - Extension of Laboratory Validated Treatment and Remediation Technologies to Field Problems in Aquifer Soil and Water Contamination by Organic Waste Chemicals