A Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) project team consisting of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, the University of Central Florida, and the Naval Research Laboratory received the 2022 SERDP Project of the Year Award for Weapons Systems and Platforms (only one award is provided per each program area with total 4 program areas). Dr. Woo Hyoung Lee was the PI of the UCF research team. The project was entitled “Emulsion Characterization Study for Improved Bilgewater Treatment and Management” (WP18-1114) and was conducted for 3 years from 2018 – 2021.

The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is DoD’s environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in full partnership with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, with participation by numerous other federal and non-federal organizations. To address the highest priority issues confronting the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, SERDP focuses on cross-service requirements and pursues high-risk/high-payoff solutions to the Department’s most intractable environmental problems. The development and application of innovative environmental technologies support the long-term sustainability of DoD’s training, and testing ranges as well as significantly reduce current and future environmental liabilities.

Details on the award are found as follows: https://serdp-estcp.org/projectoftheyear