Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment - Part I

Over the past few years, a tremendous amount of research has been conducted to better understand PFAS in the environment. Fate and effects are better understood, analytical methodologies have been improved, treatment methods are more effective with more options. This two-part session highlighted the latest innovations addressing these issues, and included summaries of recent efforts on ecotoxicity, characterization, as well as fielded treatment technologies such as on-site incineration alternatives, treatment trains, and improved sorbent technologies.

Session Chair: Dr. Jennifer Guelfo, Texas Tech University and Dr. Damian Helbling, Cornell University
Introduction by Session Chair Dr. Jennifer Guelfo, Texas Tech University and Dr. Damian Helbling, Cornell University
Keynote Address: PFAS-Free AFFF Alternatives - Status Update, Products, Standards, Capabilities/Limitations and Implementation Mr. Jerry Back, Jensen Hughes
PFAS Remediation and Management on the Front Lines: Now and Into the Future Dr. David Reynolds, Geosyntec Consultants
Combined In Situ/Ex Situ Treatment Train for Remediation of PFAS-Impacted Groundwater Dr. Michelle Crimi, Clarkson University
An Innovative Strategy for PFAS Destruction – Hydrothermal Alkaline Treatment (HALT-PFAS) Dr. Timothy Strathmann, Colorado School of Mines
Bioremediation of PFAS: Promise and Challenges Dr. Yujie Men, University of California, Riverside
Evaluating the Strengths and Shortcomings of Ion Exchange Resin to Treat PFAS- Contaminated Water Dr. Erica McKenzie, Temple University
Investigations into Methods of Destroying PFAS-Containing Wastes Dr. Brian Gullett, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development

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