Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment - Part 2

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
Assessing and Mitigating Bias in PFAS Levels During Ground and Surface Water Sampling Dr. Jennifer Field, Oregon State University
PFAS Leaching from AFFF-Impacted Vadose Zone Soils Dr. Charles Schaefer, CDM Smith
Integrating the Total Oxidizable Precursor Assay, Co-Contaminants and PFAS Measurements to Identify PFAS Sources Dr. David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley
What Chemical Properties of PFAS Appear to Limit our Ability to Anticipate their Environmental Fates and Effects? Dr. Philip Gschwend, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fate and Risk-Determining Properties of PFAS: Assessment and Prediction Dr. Paul Tratnyek, Oregon Health and Science University and Dr. Dominic DiToro, University of Delaware
Understanding Risk to Wildlife from Exposures to Per- and Polyfluoralkyl Substances (PFAS) Dr. Allison Narizzano, Army Public Health Center

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