Measurement and Monitoring Technologies for
the 21st Century
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This initiative identifies and deploys promising measurement and monitoring technologies in response to waste management and site cleanup program needs by matching emerging to existing technologies. EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response identifies needs in the areas of site characterization, process control, waste testing, and monitoring. The initiative seeks opportunities to showcase promising approaches through further research support, demonstrations, monitored partnership applications, case studies, training, and technical outreach.
The program works with EPA’s Small Business Innovative Research Program. It showcases technologies and methods that are field-ready and at commercial-scale development, including off-site and on-site analytical techniques, innovative subsurface characterization, emissions monitoring, fence-line monitoring, and computer-aided data interpretation.
This program develops and reports information on program needs, technological advances, and the subsequent acceptance and impacts of program-supported technologies. It has also initiated activities to identify and cultivate mutual interests in other EPA offices, and technology development and cleanup programs at other agencies, including the Departments of Defense and Energy.