Developing Protocols for Characterizing Sites
- Improved site characterization and monitoring methods for contaminated soils for remote and cold regions.
- Protocols for finding and characterizing explosive residues in soils and water.
- Development of laboratory methods and field screening analytical techniques.
- Volatile organic compound sampling, handling, and analytical methodologies.
Identifying Fate of Explosives on Firing Ranges
- Characterization of explosives on Department of Defense Ranges.
- Incorporation of cold processes into models predicting the fate and transport of contaminants in soils and groundwater.
- Geotechnical and geothermal field and model assessments of processes affecting contaminant pathways and distribution.
- Geographic information system tools for contaminant data management.
Research on Military-Unique Compounds in Complex Terrain
- Research to mitigate the impacts due to permafrost degradation.
- Investigate seasonal and permanent frozen terrain interactions with military unique compounds.
- Research to understand how climate variability affects permafrost distribution.
EFTG successfully integrates geochemistry and hydrogeology by asking critical research questions including:
- How do military unique compounds behave in soil, sediment, and water?
- Do terrain factors like geology anmd soils affect material distribution, fate, and transport?
- Does range management (type of range, munitions, period of use, etc.) affect military unique compound distribution, fate, and transport?
- Can these interactions be optimized to achieve range sustainability?