Technical Briefs - Homeland Security Research

EPA makes information available in many formats, including condensed technical summaries intended to provided quick access to data needed for decision making. Technical summaries can be used to better understand important topics or identify unique, valuable data not available from other agencies or collaborators.

Summaries from 2014

Assessment of the Impact of Fumigants on Electronic Equipment. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Adherence of Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Contaminants to Sediments Found in Water Storage Tanks (Technical Brief)

Decontamination of Soil Contaminated with Bacillus anthracis Ames Spores

Executive Summary of the 2013 U.S. EPA International Decontamination Research and Development Conference, November 5-7, 2013

Fate and Transport of Cesium RDD Contamination – Implications for Cleanup Operations

U.S. Embassy Science Fellows support to Japan: Observations and Commentary on Remediation of the Areas Off-site from the Fukushima Daiichi Reactors

Summaries from 2013

Assessment of Liquid and Physical Methods for Decontamination of Surfaces Contaminated with Bacterial Spores: Evaluation and Refinement of the Procedural Steps

Bio-Response Operational Testing and Evaluation (BOTE) Project - Phase 1: Decontamination Assessment

Support for Environmental Rapid Risk Assessment Database (Tech Brief)

Summaries from 2012

Assessment of Relative Potential for Biological Threat Agent Exposure during Uses of Drinking Water

EPA’s Incident Waste Assessment & Tonnage Estimator (I-WASTE)

Inactivation of Bacterial Bioterrorism Agents in Water: Summary of Seven Studies-Technical brief

Rapid Viability PCR Method for Detection of Live Bacillus anthracis Spores

Review of Bacillus anthracis (Anthrax) studies for dose-response modeling to estimate risk

Selected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM) 2012

Systematic Evaluation of Aggressive Air Sampling for Bacillus anthracis Spores

Technical Brief - Decontamination Options Tool for Remediation Decisions

Summaries from 2011

EPA’s Water Security Modeling and Simulation Research

Evaluation of Five Technologies for the Mechanical Removal of Radiological Contamination from Concrete Surfaces

Evaluation of Fumigant Decontamination Technologies for Surfaces Contaminated With Bacillus anthracis Spores

Evaluation of Liquid and Foam Decontamination Technologies for Surfaces Contaminated by Bacillus anthracis Spores

Evaluation of Nine Chem-Based Technologies for Removal of Radiological Contamination from Concrete Surfaces

Results from Persistence Testing of Biological Agents Under Various Conditions

Technology Performance Summary for Chemical Detection Instruments

Summaries from 2010

Assessing Potential Impacts Associated with Contamination Events in Water Distribution Systems: A Sensitivity Analysis

Summaries from 2009

Award-winning Ultrafiltration Device Used to Aid in the Detection of Microorganisms in Drinking Water

Commonly Used Water Quality Sensors Can Detect Intentional Drinking Water Contamination


 Summaries from 2008

Detecting Biological Contaminants in Water Using Immunoassay Technologies

Detecting Biological Contaminants in Water Using Rapid Polymerase Chain Reaction Technologies

Detecting Chemical Agents and Pesticides in Water Using Enzymatic Test Kits

Detecting Contamination Events in Water DistributionSystems, Using Multi-Parameter Sensors

Removing Radiological Contamination from Concrete Using Strippable Coatings

Summaries from 2007



Summaries from 2006

Biological Inactivation Efficiency of HVAC In-Duct Ultraviolet Light Devices

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