Understanding PFAS in the Environment: Assessment, Characterization, Sampling

SERDP and ESTCP have been addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment for over a decade. Funded projects have focused on developing a better understanding of the occurrence, sampling, analysis, fate, and transport of PFAS at aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) impacted sites. This session highlighted recent successful SERDP and ESTCP projects addressing PFAS source zone characterization, novel analysis and identification techniques, leaching and mobility, and field-based assessment tools. 

Session Chair: Dr. Hunter Anderson, AFCEC
Introduction by Session Chair Dr. Hunter Anderson, AFCEC
Non-Targeted and Suspect Identification of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances through Databases and Other Tools Dr. Benjamin Place, NIST
Biotransformation of PFAS Precursors: Comparison of Lab-based Experiments and Field Observations Dr. Jinxia Liu, McGill University
Release of PFAS from AFFF-impacted Source Zone Soils Dr. Christopher Higgins, Colorado School of Mines
Integrated Approaches for Evaluating PFAS Leaching and Mobility Dr. Jennifer Guelfo, Texas Tech University
Characterizing PFAS in Groundwater: Assessment of Tools and Fluorine Balances Dr. Charles Schaefer, CDM Smith
Rapid Field-Based Assessment Tools for PFAS Site Characterization Dr. Erika Houtz, Arcadis

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