Demonstration projects solicited for DoD perchlorate grants

The U.S. Department of Defense, through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), will be funding demonstration projects for treatment of perchlorate in drinking water. The objective of this effort is to evaluate alternative technologies that can significantly reduce the costs of removing perchlorate for large-scale drinking water treatment...

Oct 26th, 2004

ARLINGTON, VA, Oct. 22, 2004 -- The U.S. Department of Defense, through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), will be funding demonstration projects for treatment of perchlorate in drinking water.

The objective of this effort is to evaluate alternative technologies that can significantly reduce the costs of removing perchlorate for large-scale drinking water treatment.

ESTCP intends to fund multiple demonstration projects through this competitive selection process. The demonstrations will be conducted at a number of selected public water supply utilities in southern California that have been impacted by perchlorate. The due date for these pre-proposals is Nov. 18, 2004.

The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) is a corporate Department of Defense (DoD) program that promotes innovative, cost-effective environmental technologies through demonstration and validation at DoD sites.

For more information on the grants, visit: www.estcp.org/opportunities/solicitations/

Ongoing projects can be viewed at: www.estcp.org/projects/cleanup/#Perchlorate

Additional background on perchlorate can be found at:
* USEPA -- www.epa.gov/safewater/ccl/perchlorate/perchlorate.html.
* Santa Clara Valley Water District, Calif. -- www.heynoah.com/Water/Water_Quality/Protecting_your_water/_Perchlorate_Information/index.shtm.
* Perchlorate online newsletter from Calgon Carbon Corp. -- www.perchloratenews.com.

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