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