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Superfund Innovative Technologies Evaluation (SITE) Program for Monitoring and Characterization Technologies

Abstract:

This task seeks to identify high priority needs of the Regions and Program Offices for innovative field sampling, characterization, monitoring, and measurement technologies. When an appropriate solution to a specific problem is identified, a field demonstration is conducted to document the performance and cost of the proposed technologies. The use of field analysis almost always provides a savings in time and cost over the usual sample and ship to a conventional laboratory for analysis approach to site characterization and monitoring. With improvements in technology and appropriate quality assurance/quality control, field analysis has been shown to provide high quality data, useful for most environmental monitoring or characterization projects. An emphasis of the program is to seek out innovative solutions to existing problems and to provide the cost and performance data a user would require to make an informed decision regarding the adequacy of a technology to address a specific environmental problem.

Objective

The objective of this program is to promote the acceptance and use of innovative field technologies by providing well-documented performance and cost data obtained from field demonstrations.

Progress to Date:

A search for potential vendors of field-portable technologies that are capable of measuring dioxins in soils yielded five candidates. The State of Michigan has agreed to host the demonstration which was held in April 2004. The demonstration plan was completed and final reports were published in April 2005.

A search for vendors of field-portable multi-element X-ray fluorescence has been completed. Six developers were identified and have agreed to participate in the demonstration. The demonstration plan has been published. The demonstration took place in January at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the final reports will be completed by December 2005.

Relevance/Significance/Impact:

Demonstration topic areas are chosen with respect to priority needs of the Regions and Program Offices. The demonstrations are intended to have a high visibility and considerable impact on a variety of projects throughout the EPA. In addition to identifying new technologies that may produce better quality data, cost savings associated with the use of the new technologies are also presented. Where technology gaps remain, the program identifies topic areas which may require additional research or technology development. Once a demonstration is complete, a case study applying one or more of the technologies is developed. This case study provides a clear example of how the technology may be used by the Agency, states, county and local governments, academia, industry, and consultants.

Approach:

FY06 Activities

FY06 activities planned will include the preparation and publication of the verification reports for the XRF demonstration conducted during FY05.

Outreach activities will continue in partnership with the SITE remediation program, the Program offices, Regions, as well as other federal agencies.

Journal article(s) based on the dioxin SITE demonstration will be prepared.

A retrospective article will be submitted to document the history of the MMT program.

FY07 and FY08 Activities

None due to Congressional budget cut for the SITE program.

Staffing:

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Billets, Chemist

Products:

Abstracts and Oral Presentations:
Billets, S.N. Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program (SITE): Monitoring and Measurement Technology Project.” Presented at Hazardous Substance Research Centers (HSRC) Workshop, Las Vegas, NV, November 4-5, 2004.
Date Cleared: 10/6/2004 Date Presented: 11/4/2004 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 04-185

 

Koglin, E.N. and D. Crumbling.The Triad Approach: A New Strategy for Efficient Site Characterization. Presented at Special Session of the National Alliance Treaty Organization, Considering Changes for Modern Society, Rome, Italy, May 6-10, 2002.
Date Cleared: 5/1/2002 Date Presented: 5/6/2002 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 02-052

 

Koglin, E.N., D. Crumbling, D. Powell, and K. Lynch.Wenatchee Fruit Tree Test Pilot Study. Presented at Special Session of the National Alliance Treaty Organization, Considering Changes for Modern Society, Rome, Italy, May 6-10, 2002.
Date Cleared: 5/1/2002 Date Presented: 5/6/2002 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 02-051
Newsletters:
Billets, S.N., inSite, Volume 1, Number 1, EPA/540/N-04/033, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2004.
Date Cleared: 4/1/2004 Date Presented: 5/3/2004 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 04-068
Published Reports:
Billets, S.N. and A.B. Dindal, Demonstration and Quality Assurance Project Plan Technologies for the Monitoring and Measurement of Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds in Soil and Sediment, EPA/600/R-04/036 (NTIS PB2004-105926), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2004.
Date Cleared: 4/7/2004 Date Presented: 6/24/2004 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 04-072

 

Billets, S.N., Demonstration Plan, Field Measurement Technologies for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil, EPA/600/R-01/060 (NTIS PB2002-101362), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2001.
Date Cleared: 8/6/2001 Date Presented: 11/23/2001 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 01-093

 

Billets, S.N., Program Demonstration Bulletin - Performance Verification of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon - Field Measurement Technologies, EPA/600/R-01/006, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2001.
Date Cleared: 1/24/2001 Date Presented: 6/18/2001 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 01-011

 

Billets, S.N., J. Nicklas, and J. Evans, Field Measurement Technology for Mercury in Soil and Sediment, Metorex's X-MET 2000 X-Ray Fluorescence Technology, EPA/6009/R-03/149 (NTIS PB2005-100263), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2004.
Date Cleared: 12/22/2003    Date Presented: 8/16/2004 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 03-168

 

Billets, S.N., J. Nicklas, and J. Evans, Field Measurement Technology for Mercury in Soil and Sediment, Milestone Inc.'s Direct Mercury Analyzer (DMA)-80, EPA/600/R-04/012 (NTIS PB2005-100261), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2004.
Date Cleared: 12/23/2003 Date Presented: 9/10/2004 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 04-030

 

Billets, S.N., J. Nicklas, and J. Evans, Field Measurement Technology for Mercury in Soil and Sediment, MTI Inc.'s PDV 6000 Stripping Voltammetry, EPA/600/R-04/028 (NTIS PB2005-100120), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2004.
Date Cleared: 3/18/2004 Date Presented: 9/10/2004 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 04-055

 

Billets, S.N., J. Nicklas, and J. Evans, Field Measurement Technology for Mercury in Soil and Sediment, NITON's XLi/XLt 700 Series X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers, EPA/600/R-03/148 (NTIS PB2005-100119), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2004.
Date Cleared: 12/18/2003 Date Presented: 8/16/2004 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 03-167

 

Billets, S.N., J. Nicklas, and J. Evans, Field Measurement Technology for Mercury in Soil and Sediment, Ohio Lumex's RA-915+/RP-91C Mercury Analyzer, EPA/600/R-03/147 (NTIS PB2005-100262), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2004.
Date Cleared: 12/19/2003 Date Presented: 8/16/2004 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 03-166

 

Billets, S.N., K. Topudurti, and E. Monschein, Innovative Technology Verification Report, Field Measurement Technologies for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil, Dexsil Corporation PetroFLAGT System, EPA/600/R-01/092 (NTIS PB2002-101513), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2001.
Date Cleared: 10/18/2001 Date Presented: 11/26/2001 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 01-147

 

Billets, S.N., K. Topudurti, and E. Monschein, Innovative Technology Verification Report, Field Measurement Technologies for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil, Strategic Diagnostics Inc. EnSys Petro Test System, EPA/600/R-01/084 (NTIS PB2002-101360), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2001.
Date Cleared: 10/12/2001 Date Presented: 11/26/2001 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 01-136

 

Billets, S.N., K. Topudurti, and S. Anagostopoulos, Innovative Technology Verification Report, Field Measurement Technologies for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil, siteLAB Corporation, siteLAB Analytical Test Kit UVF-3100A, EPA/600/R-01/080 (NTIS PB2002-101512), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2001.
Date Cleared: 10/10/2001 Date Presented: 11/26/2001 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 01-127

 

Billets, S.N., K. Topudurti, and S. Anagostopoulos, Innovative Technology Verification Report, Field Measurement Technologies for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil, Environmental Systems Corporation, Synchronous Scanning Luminoscope, EPA/600/R-01/083 (NTIS PB2002-101358), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2001.
Date Cleared: 10/11/2001 Date Presented: 11/26/2001 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 01-135

 

Billets, S.N., K. Topudurti, and S. Tay, Innovative Technology Verification Report, Field Measurement Technologies for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil, Horiba Instruments Incorporated, OCMA-350 Content Analyzer, EPA/600/R-01/089 (NTIS PB2002-101359), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2001.
Date Cleared: 10/17/2001 Date Presented: 11/26/2001 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 01-143

 

Billets, S.N., K. Topudurti, and S. Tay, Innovative Technology Verification Report, Field Measurement Technologies for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil, Wilks Enterprise, Inc., Infracal TOG/TPH Analyzer, EPA/600/R-01/088 (NTIS PB2002-101361), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2001.
Date Cleared: 10/18/2001 Date Presented: 11/26/2001 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 01-142

 

Billets, S.N., K. Topudurti, and T. Denhof, Innovative Technology Verification Report, Field Measurement Technologies for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil, CHEMetrics, Inc., and AZUR Environmental Ltd RemediAid Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon Starter Kit, EPA/600/R-01/082 (NTIS PB2002-101357), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2001.
Date Cleared: 10/9/2001 Date Presented: 11/26/2001 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 01-129

 

Nicklas, J. and J.D. Evans, Field Demonstration and Quality Assurance Project Plan, EPA/600/R-03/053 (NTIS PB2005-100118), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2004.
Date Cleared: 5/28/2003 Date Presented: 8/15/2004 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 03-082

 

Topudurti, K., E. Monschein, and A. Bajorat, Innovative Technology Evaluation Report, Sediment Sampling Technology, Aquatic Research Instruments, Russian Peat Borer, EPA/600/R-01/010 (NTIS PB2003-106593), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2001.
Date Cleared: 1/24/2001 Date Presented: 2/25/2001 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 01-014

 

Topudurti, K., E. Monschein, and A. Bajorat, Innovative Technology Evaluation Report, Sediment Sampling Technology, Art's Manufacturing, Split Core Sampler for Submerged Sediments, EPA/600/R-01/009 (NTIS PB2003-106592), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2001.
Date Cleared: 1/24/2001 Date Presented: 2/25/2001 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 01-013
SITE Reports:
Billets, S., Demonstration and Quality Assurance Project Plan: XRF Technologies of Measuring Trace Elements in Soil and Sediment, EPA/540/R-05/009, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2005.
Date Cleared: 5/2/2005 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 05-066

 

Dindal, A. and Billets, S., Technologies for Monitoring and Measurement of Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds in Soil and Sediment, EPA/540/R-05/001 (NTIS PB2005108386), Xenobiotic Detection System, Inc., CALUX by XDS. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2005.
Date Cleared: 3/25/2005 Date Presented: 3/31/2005 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 05-053

 

Dindal, A. and Billets, S., Technologies for Monitoring and Measurement of Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds in Soil and Sediment, EPA/540/R-05/004 (NTIS PB2005108389), CAPE Technologies LLC, DFI Dioxin/Furan Immunoassay Kit and PCB TEQ Immunoassay Kit. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2005.
Date Cleared: 3/25/2005 Date Presented: 3/31/2005 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 05-056

 

Dindal, A. and Billets, S., Technologies for Monitoring and Measurement of Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds in Soil and Sediment, EPA/540/R-05/005 (NTIS PB2005108390), Hybrizyme Corporation, AhRC PCR Kit. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2005.
Date Cleared: 4/1/2005 Date Presented: 4/5/2005 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 05-058

 

Dindal, A. and Billets, S., Technologies for Monitoring and Measurement of Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds in Soil and Sediment, EPA/540/R-05/003 (NTIS PB2005108388), Abraxis LLC Coplanar PCB ELISA Kit. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2005.
Date Cleared: 3/25/2005 Date Presented: 3/31/2005 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 05-055

 

Dindal, A. and S. Billets, Technologies for Monitoring and Measurement of Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds in Soil and Sediment, EPA/540/R-05/002 (NTIS PB2005108387), Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd., Dioxin ELISA Kit. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2005.
Date Cleared: 3/29/2005 Date Presented: 3/31/2005 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 05-054
SITE Summaries:
Billets, S., Contribute Input to NRMRL's Draft Annual (FY04) SITE Report to Congress, EPA/540/R-05/012, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2005.
Date Cleared: 9/15/2005 Date Presented: 9/30/2005 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: NERL-LV-ESD 05-122
Slides:
Billets, S.US EPA Site Program Testing of Monitoring and Measurement Technologies for Trace Elements by XRF and Dioxin and Dioxin-like Compounds in Soil and Sediment. Presented at Technical Support Project, San Antonio, TX, October 26, 2005.
Date Cleared: 10/14/2005 Date Presented: 10/26/2005 Peer Review Category: 3
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 05-152
Unpublished Reports:
Billets, S.N., Provide Data for Use in NRMRL's Annual Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program Progress Report, EPA/600/Q-04/504.
Date Cleared: 9/15/2004 Peer Review Category: 4
Tracking ID: nerl-lv-ESD 04-178

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