Grant: $219,459 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 15, 2009
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Award Description: This ARRA request is for an administrative supplement to an existing R01 project grant that is intended to accelerate the pace of research of a 3-YR project currently in progress. The overall aim of this project is basic research into the use of reactive amendments and their application to field sites as an alternative remediation technology for hazardous metal and metalloid contaminants (namely, As,Hg,Se,Pb,Cu) of high priority in sediments at Superfund and other contaminated sites. Our approach is focused on developing a molecular-chemical understanding of element sequestration mechanisms as a result of in situ reaction between the amendment and contaminated sediments. This research is intended to fill gaps in basic knowledge about the long-term fate of sediment amendments and their sequestered contaminants in subaqueous and subsurface environments, which presently contributes to a lack of acceptance and use of this remediation approach. The requested supplement will accelerate research associated with project aims by extending the employment of a current post-doctoral research associate for another year, which will enable additional research to be accomplished, by providing part-time support for a staff scientist with our industry partner, which will enable continued collaboration and translation of project research; and by providing funds for the purchase of analytical instrumentation(a dedicated mercury analyzer) which will significantly improve measurement capabilities and sample throughput,and thus increase project productivity. The supplemental funding will support our proposal aims by taking advantage of an opportunity to engage in a new partnership associated with current remediation work at a Superfund site. This partnership will provide a field example on which to constrain experiments and models on mercury sequestration and capping technologies which will help place our experimental studies in context, and provide an opportunity to partner with EPA for potential future field tests.
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Jobs Summary: No jobs created as of current reporting period. Project has not yet been started. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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