Superfund Research Program
The Superfund Research Program (SRP) Progress in Research webinars feature work being initiated by recently awarded grantees. The purpose of these webinars is to facilitate a dialogue between the researchers, field practitioners, and stakeholders early in the stages of research progress so that these new projects are on a trajectory for successful technology transfer and application by end users.
Utilizing Innovative Materials Science Approaches to Enhance Bioremediation
This SRP Progress in Research webinar series will showcase new breakthroughs to advance sustainable solutions for hazardous substances in the environment. The three-part series will feature SRP individual research projects funded in 2020, who are incorporating new advances in materials science to optimize bioremediation of contaminants in soil, sediment, or water.
SRP Multiproject Center Grants: Research Across Disciplines (2020)
This SRP Progress in Research webinar series highlighted promising research from SRP Centers awarded grants in 2020. These awards were made as part of the Multiproject Center Grant (P42) solicitation - RFA-ES-18-002.
Biogeochemical Interactions Affecting Bioavailability for in situ Remediation
This webinar series featured individual research projects funded by the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP). In 2013, the SRP initiated a targeted research program to better understand how contaminants in the environment are affected by complex biological, geological, and chemical processes. The individual research project grants support problem-solving research on the mechanisms of biogeochemical interactions that may impact remediation of contaminated soil, sediment, surface water, or groundwater.
SRP Multiproject Center Grants: Research Across Disciplines (2018)
This SRP Progress in Research webinar series highlighted promising research from SRP Centers awarded grants in 2017. These awards were made as part of the Multiproject Center Grant (P42) solicitation - RFA-ES-15-019.
SRP Small Business Water Innovation - An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Solutions
This Progress in Research series featured SRP Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer Research (SBIR/STTR) grantees who were working on new technologies for detection and remediation of hazardous substances in water.
TCE, PCBs, and Phthalates: Exposure, Mechanisms of Disease, and Clean-up Remedies
This webinar highlighted promising research from two SRP Centers. Researchers at the Northeastern University SRP Center were studying chlorinated solvents and phthalates, contaminants that could be linked to high preterm birthrates in Puerto Rico. The University of Kentucky SRP Center were exploring how nutrition and exercise might offer protection from polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) toxicity and were developing new sustainable remediation approaches using nanotechnology.
Reducing Exposure to Mercury, Arsenic, and Asbestos
This webinar highlighted exciting research from two SRP Centers. Scientists at the Dartmouth College SRP Center were working to reduce exposures to arsenic and mercury and to understand better how exposure to these contaminants leads to disease. Audience members also heard from scientists at the University of Pennsylvania SRP Center, who were conducting research on asbestos waste and how that waste affects human health.
Biogeochemical Factors Impacting in situ Remediation
These webinars featured grantees addressing biogeochemical interactions affecting bioavailability for in situ remediation of hazardous substances. These awards were made by the SRP, as part of the Individual Research Grants (R01) program solicitation - RFA ES-13-010.