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.
This Progress in Research series featured SRP Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer Research (SBIR/STTR) grantees working on new technologies for detection and remediation of hazardous substances in water.
This webinar highlighted promising research from two SRP Centers. Researchers at the Northeastern University SRP Center are studying chlorinated solvents and phthalates, contaminants that could be linked to high preterm birthrates in Puerto Rico. The University of Kentucky SRP Center explores how nutrition and exercise might offer protection from polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) toxicity and is developing new sustainable remediation approaches using nanotechnology.
This webinar highlighted exciting research from two SRP Centers. Scientists at the Dartmouth College SRP Center are 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 are conducting research on asbestos waste and how that waste affects human health.
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.