News & Awards

Dynamac Awarded Two Environmental Technology R&D Contracts as Spin-offs of Space Life Science Work

June 2006

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have awarded Dynamac $657,549 in technology R&D contracts. The following R&D efforts will expand upon work that Dynamac has been doing at the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in support of space exploration initiatives:

Dynamac Awarded Soil Health Study for the U.S. Department of Agriculture

The USDA has awarded Dynamac a $318,500, 3-year contract to support USDA's Soil Processes Program. Under the contract, awarded through the National Research Initiative, Dynamac will seek to optimize and validate a rapid method for quantifying soil microbial respiration. The work will be conducted at Dynamac's KSC offices, in conjunction with outside collaborators at the University of New Hampshire and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service.

Dynamac To Evaluate Bioreactor Technology for NOAA's CICEET Program

Dynamac Corporation received a $339,049, 2-year research contract to study the use of bioreactor technology in reducing coastal pollution. The contract was awarded by the Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET), a partnership between NOAA and the University of New Hampshire.The CICEET supports the scientific development of innovative technologies for understanding and reversing the impacts of coastal and estuarine contamination and degradation.

Hollow-fiber membrane biofilm reactors developed by Dynamac will be used for on-site processing of wastewater in lieu of conventional drain fields, which can leach contaminants into groundwater in coastal and estuarine environments. This bioreactor technology was originally designed, constructed, and tested by Dynamac scientists for applications in the treatment and reuse of water during space travel for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Work performed under this NOAA CICEET program will be conducted at Dynamac's KSC offices.