Office of Research and Development Publications

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Engineering Issue: Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) Technology (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Engineering Issue Papers (EIPs) are a series of technology transfer documents that summarize the latest information on selected waste treatment and site remediation technologies and related issues. The information is presented in a c...
TEVA-SPOT Toolkit and user's manual- version 2.5.2 (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Report and software
Decontamination of Bacillus Spores from Drinking Water Infrastructure with Physical Removal (Pigging) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This report summarizes the results of biological decontamination experiments performed at the WSTB focused on removing Bacillus globigii spores adhered to the inner surface of the 8-inch water pipe. B. globigii spores are a non-pathogenic surrogate for B. anthracis, which is the...
ENGINEERING TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER: Annual Report Fiscal Year 2017 (PUBLISHED REPORT)
ETSC provides technical support for soil, sediment, groundwater, and mining-related contamination. In 2017, the ETSC responded to approximately 250 site-specific requests from all 10 EPA Regions, territories (Puerto Rico) and internationally (China, Romania and Vietnam). 83% of t...
ECOTOXicology knowledgebase system user guide - version 5.1 (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The ECOTOXicology knowledgebase (ECOTOX) is a comprehensive, curated database that summarizes toxicology data from single chemical exposure studies to terrestrial and aquatic organisms. The ECOTOX Knowledgebase provides risk assessors and researchers consistent information on tox...
Exposures and Internal Doses of Trihalomethanes in Humans: Multi-Route Contributions from Drinking Water (Final) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The EPA has released a final report that presents and applies a method to estimate distributions of internal concentrations of trihalomethanes (THMs) in humans resulting from a residential drinking water exposure. The report presents simulations of oral, dermal and inhalation ex...
Feasibility Study for Reuse of Activated Carbon for the Capture of Methyl Bromide Used for Decontamination (PUBLISHED REPORT)
In the present study, we quantified how well an activated carbon (AC) sample maintained its adsorption capacity for Methyl bromide (MeBr) over several adsorption/desorption cycles, using three different gas conditions. During the adsorption phase, the AC was exposed to a feed gas...
Raster Outputs in Support of the SLAMM Final Report for the Lower Delaware Bay (PUBLISHED REPORT)
<p>Raster outputs are grouped by location for sites in Delaware and New Jersey, for high marsh, low marsh and total marsh areas. These files are provided as supplementary material to the U.S. EPA Final Report, <em><a href="https://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/global/recordisplay.cfm?deid=3...
Site Characterization and Monitoring Technical Support CenterFY17 Report (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The EPA Office of Research and Development's Site Characterization and Monitoring Technical Support Center (SCMTSC) provides contaminated sites program staff with the most up-to-date science and information to help solve complex issues at their sites. SCMTSC offers a suite of tec...
Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence (Final Report) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) Office of Research and Development has finalized the report <em>Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence</em>. The report reviews more than 1,200 peer-reviewe...
Exposure Pathways to High-Consequence Pathogens in the Wastewater Collection and Treatment Systems (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Report--Provides information and a screening tool to perform an exposure assessment for emerging pathogens in wastewater systems
A Bench-Scale Procedure for Evaluating Chlorine Bleach Inactivation of Bacillus Spores in Wash Water from a Cleanup of a Site with Biothreat Agents (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This report describes a streamlined bench scale procedure which has been developed for testing the efficacy of chlorine bleach for the inactivation of Bacillus spores in wash water originating from a cleanup of a site contaminated with Bacillus anthracis spores.
Pre-Remedy Baseline Characterization of the Ottawa River using Physical, Biological, and Chemical Lines of Evidence (PUBLISHED REPORT)
International concern about contaminated sediments is increasing as sustainable practices are needed to maintain our water resources and waterways as important economic, commercial, recreational, and community resources. Sediments often serve as long-term sinks for legacy polluta...
Innovative Biological Treatment Process for the Removal of Ammonia, Arsenic, Iron and Manganese from a Small Drinking Water System in Gilbert, Iowa (Phase 1: Pilot Evaluation) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Many regions in the United States have excessive levels of ammonia in their drinking water sources (e.g., ground and surface waters) as a result of naturally occurring processes, agricultural and urban runoff, concentrated animal feeding operations, municipal wastewater treatment...
A Framework for Assessing Health Risk of Environmental Exposures to Children (2006, Final) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
EPA released the final report entitled, <i>A Framework for Assessing Health Risk of Environmental Exposures to Children</i>, which examines the impact of potential exposures during developmental lifestages and subsequent lifestages, while emphasizing the iterative nature of the a...
An Inventory of Sources and Environmental Releases of Dioxin-Like Compounds in the U.S. for the Years 1987, 1995, and 2000 (Final, Nov 2006) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
An Inventory of Sources and Environmental Releases of Dioxin-Like Compounds in the United States for the Years 1987, 1995, and 2000 (EPA/600/P-03/002F, November 2006), is a peer reviewed report representing EPA’s assessment of dioxin sources and their emissions to the environment...
EnviroAtlas Educational Curriculum: Introduction to Ecosystem Services (PUBLISHED REPORT)
This module promotes student discovery and learning about the interconnectedness of humans and ecosystems. Centered on ecosystem services, these six classroom-ready lessons incorporate use of EnviroAtlas to encourage a systems approach to thinking about the world. This approach p...
Evaluation of Low-Tech Indoor Remediation Methods Following Wide Area Radiological/Nuclear Incidents (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Report
Survey and Assessment of Fate and Transport Models for Use Following a Wide-Area Urban Release to Inform Mapping, Characterization, and Site Clearance (PUBLISHED REPORT)
If a terrorist event or natural disaster causes a wide area of land to be contaminated with chemical, biological, or radiological particulates, emergency responders need a rapid way to determine where to sample and decontaminate prior to clearing the area. A comprehensive stormwa...
Subject Matter Expert Panel Review of the Full-Scale Water Security Test Bed (WSTB) (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Report
Decontamination of Materials Contaminated with Spores of Bacillus anthracis Ames and Vollum Strains Using Low Levels of Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Report on the decontamination efficacy of low levels of hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) was evaluated on common building materials (glass, bare pine wood, carpet, painted wallboard paper, unpainted concrete, and ceiling tile) contaminated with Ba spores.
ECOTOX Knowledgebase 5.1 Reference Guide (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The ECOTOXicology knowledgebase (ECOTOX) is a comprehensive, curated database that summarizes toxicology data from single chemical exposure studies to terrestrial and aquatic organisms. The ECOTOX Knowledgebase provides risk assessors and researchers consistent information on tox...
ECOTOX: ECOTOXicology Knowledgebase System User Guide -- Version 5.1 (PUBLISHED REPORT)
The ECOTOXicology knowledgebase (ECOTOX) is a comprehensive, curated database that summarizes toxicology data from single chemical exposure studies to terrestrial and aquatic organisms. The ECOTOX Knowledgebase provides risk assessors and researchers consistent information on tox...
Bioaccumulation and Aquatic System Simulator (BASS) User’s Manual Version 2.3 (PUBLISHED REPORT)
BASS (Bioaccumulation and Aquatic System Simulator) is a Fortran 95 simulation program that predicts growth, population, and bioaccumulation dynamics of age-structured fish assemblages exposed to hydrophobic organic pollutants and class B or borderline metals that complex with su...
How the community value of ecosystem goods and services empowers communities to impact the outcomes of remediation, restoration, and revitalization projects (PUBLISHED REPORT)
Remediation to Restoration to Revitalization (R2R2R) is a place-based practice that requires ongoing communication amongst agencies, local governments, and citizens. Each of these entities have different relationships with and responsibilities to sites where R2R2R progresses. Se...