Practical Methods to Analyze and Treat Emerging Contaminants (PFAS) in Solid Waste, Landfills, Wastewater/Leachates, Soils, and Groundwater to Protect Human Health and the Environment

EPA awarded grants to eight universities to better understand the environmental risks posed by per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and identify practical approaches to manage their potential environmental impacts.

Request for Applications closing date: October 2, 2018

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Identifier Abstract Principal Investigator Institution Grant Amount PROJECT PERIOD Project Start Date Project End Date Extended End Date State
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1 RD839600
Grant
Characterization and Quantification of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in landfill gas and estimate of emissions from U.S. Landfills Barlaz, Morton A.
Field, Jennifer
Simonich, Staci  
North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Oregon State University $900,000   September 01, 2019 -
August 31, 2022  
September 01, 2019   August 31, 2022      
2 RD839610
Grant
Analysis of NYS Landfills as Sources of PFAS Groundwater Contamination Vooris, Christine
Ginsberg, Gary
Hsu, Wan-Hsiang
Lang, Daniel
Lewis-Michl, Elizabeth
Malone, Kevin
Spink, Davie  
Health Research, Inc. / NYS Dept. of Health $900,000   September 01, 2019 -
August 31, 2022  
September 01, 2019   August 31, 2022     NY  
3 RD839620
Grant
A systems-based approach to understand the role of waste type, management strategies and treatment methods on the occurrence, source, and fate of PFAS in landfills Townsend, Timothy
Bowden, John
Deliz-QuiƱones, Katherine
Solo-Gabriele, Helena  
University of Florida $898,758   August 01, 2019 -
July 31, 2022  
August 01, 2019   July 31, 2022     FL  
4 RD839630
Grant
The BOHP/UV Process for Destruction of PFAS in Leachate and Groundwater: Tandem mechanistic advancement and pilot demonstration Cates, Ezra L   Clemson University $458,469   August 01, 2019 -
July 31, 2022  
August 01, 2019   July 31, 2022     SC  
5 RD839640
Grant
Decreasing polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in municipal wastewater effluent and minimizing release from land-applied biosolids Lee, Linda S.
Chaplin, Brian
Judy, Jonathan  
Purdue University, University of Florida, University of Illinois at Chicago $899,960   August 01, 2019 -
July 31, 2022  
August 01, 2019   July 31, 2022     IN  
6 RD839650
Grant
Electron Beam Technology for Destruction of Short-Chain and Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Groundwater, Wastewater, Sewage Sludges, and Soils Pillai, Suresh D
Houtz, Erica
Sharma, Virender
Staack, David  
Texas A&M Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Arcadis U.S. Inc. $899,164   September 01, 2019 -
August 31, 2022  
September 01, 2019   August 31, 2022     TX  
7 RD839660
Grant
Fundamentals of Adsorption, Desorption, and Biodegradation of PFAS and Precursor Compounds in the Soil and Landfill Leachate System and An Innovative Treatment Strategy for Their Removal in Landfill Leachate and Groundwater Xiao, Feng   University of North Dakota $498,907   August 01, 2019 -
July 31, 2022  
August 01, 2019   July 31, 2022     ND  
8 RD839670
Grant
Occurrence, fate, transport, and treatment of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in landfill leachate Guelfo, Jennifer   Texas Tech University $500,000   August 01, 2019 -
July 31, 2022  
August 01, 2019   July 31, 2022     TX  



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