April 29, 2021

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Eric Sager and Dylan Eberle to Present on Regulatory Issues and Forensics at PFAS Forum

Eric Sager, P.G. (Florida) will present “Technical and Regulatory Issues Associated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances” (PFAS); and Dylan Eberle, Ph.D. (Massachusetts) will present “Allied PFAS Forensic Techniques: Fundamentals and Case Studies” at the PFAS Forum on April 28-30, 2021 at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

Eric Sager is a licensed professional geologist in Florida with 22 years of experience in the environmental industry. His practice includes site investigations, conceptual site model development, feasibility studies, remedial designs and implementation, and long-term monitoring for sites contaminated by volatile organic compounds, petroleum hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, pesticides, herbicides, metals, PFAS, and other constituents of concern in various media. He is currently working on some of the largest PFAS sites identified in Florida, including fire training facilities.

Dylan Eberle is a scientist with expertise in site characterization, emerging contaminants, litigation support, and innovative remediation technologies. He has experience with the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated with both priority pollutants and emerging contaminants. His work with emerging contaminants includes working on sites impacted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and 1,4-dioxane, along with lead authorship on publications in Chemosphere and Environmental Science and Technology. Dylan’s PFAS experience has included leading site investigations, development and evaluation of conceptual site models, forensics, litigation support, risk assessment, and research into destructive remediation technologies. He has helped develop standard operating procedures for PFAS sampling and has led field investigations at military bases, airports, and manufacturing facilities. He has expertise with PFAS signatures and release mechanisms associated with a wide range of settings including airports, military installations, fire training areas, industrial facilities, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants. He is experienced with PFAS forensic techniques and has performed “fingerprint” analyses to evaluate if PFAS detections are representative of a single source or multiple sources.

The PFAS Forum is being organized to provide an understanding of the environmental issues related to PFAS, educate the environmental/remediation industry and regulatory community on the potential risks from PFAS, as well as discuss regulatory and legal issues, monitoring, treatment, cleanup and disposal technologies.

Geosyntec Participation

Title: Technical and Regulatory Issues Associated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Presenter: Eric Sager, P.G., Principal Geologist, Geosyntec Consultants
Abstract:This presentation will summarize the technical and regulatory challenges associated with the treatment and assessment of PFAS in environmental media. Emphasis will be placed on the approach to a preliminary assessment, site assessment techniques and lessons learned, and the importance of building a conceptual site model.

Title: Allied PFAS Forensic Techniques: Fundamentals and Case Studies
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Presenter: Dr. Dylan Eberle, Scientist, Geosyntec Consultants
Abstract: Although per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are ubiquitous, used in a wide range of products and applications, some are strongly linked to specific production processes and/or sources and may be used to infer ages, sources, and mechanisms of releases. The objective of PFAS forensic analyses is to develop and compare the signatures of samples collected at a site to determine if the detected PFAS likely originated from a single source or multiple sources, on-site or off-site sources, and/or are representative of ambient anthropogenic background. Forensics tools currently used for PFAS fingerprinting include indicator compounds, composition analysis, and isomeric profiles. This presentation will briefly cover the fundamentals of PFAS forensics and then highlight how Geosyntec is currently using these techniques to evaluate PFAS sites throughout the US, including examples based on real world sites

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More Information

About the event: https://pfasforum.org/
For consultation regarding PFAS contact Eric Sager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dylan Eberle This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Eric: https://geosyntec.com/people/eric-sager
Learn more about Dylan: https://geosyntec.com/people/dylan-eberle