New Frontiers for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Treatment
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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) refers to over 5,000 different human-made fluorinated compounds that are often present as mixtures in aqueous-film forming foam (AFFF), various commercial and industrial products and processes, and consequently in the environment.

Treatment is a challenge, as many perfluoroalkyl substances are long-lived or partially degrade to form long-lived and highly stable compounds. Granular activated carbon and ion exchange are commonly used to treat PFAS in surface water and groundwater supplies. This presentation will describe new frontiers in PFAS treatment including innovative destructive technologies for PFAS and a lines of evidence approach for assessing the efficacy of PFAS treatment.

Publication Summary

  • Geosyntec Authors: Elisabeth Hawley, John Merrill, Rula Deeb, Jeff Tyburski, and Eric Sager.
  • All Authors: Elisabeth Hawley, John Merrill, Rula Deeb, Jeff Tyburski, and Eric Sager.
  • Title: The North Carolina Water Resources Association (NCWRA) Webinar
  • Event or Publication: Event
  • Practice Areas: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
  • Citation: Elisabeth Hawley, P.E. (California) will present "New Frontiers for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Treatment" at the North Carolina Water Resources Association (NCWRA) webinar at 11:00 a.m. EST on February 24, 2021.
  • Date: February 24, 2021
  • Location: Webinar
  • Publication Type: Platform Presentation