Tag: lab
  • Research shows minerals can help mitigate PFAS in groundwater

    Emerging chemicals of environmental concern in water represent a major challenge for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in terms of exposure risks to humans and the environment. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is working to understand detection, fate and transport, and remediation of a group of these chemicals, generally known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
  • The Corps, The Earth, and Its Scientists

    A geotechnical and environmental investigation is required anytime the Corps of Engineers constructs something on or within the ground. This comprehensive investigation ensures the structures can be successfully constructed on solid foundations in accordance with analysis of subsurface conditions. Most importantly, it guarantees the building won’t collapse or fall down because of foundation failure.
  • Savannah Corps lab a worldwide leader in materials testing

    MARIETTA, Ga. – On the outside, it's a modest brick building in an office park; but on the inside, the technical experts and specialized equipment make this place a global leader in materials testing.
  • ERDC, Fort Worth District share 2013 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Innovation of the Year Award

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Ten persons from one laboratory and one district share this year’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Innovation of the Year Award for development and deployment of the BUILDER Sustainment Management System.
  • For eroding island, engineers' efforts start with models

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Waterman and residents on the tiny, sinking island of Tangier worry every time the winds blow through the fishing community at more than 30 miles per hour. The island, located in the Chesapeake Bay just below the Maryland and Virginia border, is sinking and eroding away -- a dilemma that's expedited by churning storm waters.
  • Toxicology Lab conducts unique oyster study

    NORFOLK, Va.-- With a heavy-duty pump steadily providing the heartbeat for a recent research operation, the Engineer Research and Development Center's Toxicology Laboratory cradled 75 electronically-wired oysters in a first-of-its-kind experiment, testing the effects of various sediment levels supporting the Corps’ Norfolk District dredging operations.
  • New science center helps cadets reach for the stars

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District is constructing a new science center for the cadets at the academy that is maintaining the look of the historic 200-year old campus and taking their science education well into the 21st Century.