External Opportunity: Improved Understanding of Concrete and Asphalt Impacted by Historical Releases of AFFF

External Opportunity Program: Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)

Program Area: Environmental Restoration

Objective of Proposed Work:

The objective of this Statement of Need (SON) is to improve the understanding and management of concrete and asphalt construction materials impacted by historical releases of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Specific objectives include:

  • Assessment of the leaching potential of PFAS from historically impacted concrete or asphalt either through surface run-off or leaching through impacted materials to soils and groundwater.
  • Determination of the magnitude of PFAS loading to the environment from impacted concrete and asphalt.
  • Development of methodologies or technologies for in-place management of impacted concrete and asphalt.
  • Assessment of the potential for beneficial re-use of impacted materials.

Proposers may address one or more of the objectives. Research proposals can involve laboratory-, bench-, and/or field-scale studies. Construction materials of interest include concrete and asphalt; proposals must specify which material will be assessed, although the preference is for both materials to be included in proposed efforts…

To learn more visit: https://www.serdp-estcp.org/Funding-Opportunities/SERDP-Solicitations/Core-SONs/ERSON-23-C3-Improved-Understanding-of-Concrete-and-Asphalt-Impacted-by-Historical-Releases-of-AFFF