U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

For more information on 1,4-Dioxane, please contact:

Deb Cox
Technology Assessment Branch

PH: 202-566-0946 | Email:


Additional Resources

Literature References

Remediation Journal Special Issue Targets 1,4-Dioxane

The Winter 2016 issue of Remediation Journal is dedicated to recent developments in 1,4-Dioxane investigation and remediation techniques. The nine papers in this issue offer two case studies and cover treatment overviews, innovations in characterization, and sustainability issues.

CLU-IN Technology Focus: Technology Innovation News Survey Archives

The searchable Technology Innovation News Survey archive contains resources gathered from published material and gray literature relevant to the research, development, testing, and application of innovative technologies for the remediation of hazardous waste sites. The collected abstracts date from 1998 to the present, and the archive is updated twice each month.

Development, Application, and Demonstration Projects

DoD's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) have funded numerous projects for research, development, and demonstration of technologies for 1,4-Dioxane investigation and remediation: 2013, 2016, 2017

Multimedia Resources

Webinar: Analytical Tools and Methods: Session III—Fate and Transport of Contaminants
NIEHS Superfund Research Program, June 12, 2017

Mark Brusseau, Ph.D., presents the Integrated Contaminant Elution and Tracer (ICET) test for improved characterization of mass transfer, attenuation, and mass removal with relevance to sites contaminated by compounds such as chlorinated solvents, 1,4-Dioxane, MTBE, and perfluorinated chemicals.

Webinar: 1,4-Dioxane Impacts and Innovative Cleanup Technologies at DoD Contaminated Sites
April 6, 2017

(1) An Overview of 1,4-Dioxane and the U.S. Air Force Programmatic Approach to Address It (Dr. Hunter Anderson); (2) Biodegradation of 1,4-Dioxane: Co-Contaminant Effects and Monitoring Tools (Dr. Shaily Mahendra); and (3) 1,4-Dioxane Vadose Remediation by Thermal Soil Vapor Extraction (XSVE) (Dr. Robert Hinchee).

Webinar: SRP Water Innovation—An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Solutions: Session I—Introducing the Big Picture
NIEHS Superfund Research Program, April 25, 2016

Wendy Heiger-Bernays, Ph.D., and Madeleine Scammell, D.Sc, provide an overview of potential health risks and relevant aspects of the Safe Drinking Water Act as per the unregulated drinking water contaminant 1,4-Dioxane during their work with a Massachusetts town after the discovery of 1,4-Dioxane in private drinking water wells, and concerns regarding a capped landfill as the source.

Webinar: Superfund Research Program—Small Business Water Innovation Progress in Research: Session I—Sustainable Approaches to Remediation
NIEHS Superfund Research Program, March 21, 2016

Fatemeh Shirazi, Ph.D., describes a high-performance bioprocess for eliminating 1,4-Dioxane in water.

Webinar: Emerging Contaminants: DoD Overview and State of Knowledge on Fluorochemicals and 1,4-Dioxane
December 3, 2015

Treatment of 1,4-Dioxane and Chlorinated Solvents Using Sustained Slow Release Chemical Oxidant Cylinders (Dr. Patrick Evans).

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