SERDP and ESTCP have been addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the environment since 2011. Funded projects have focused on developing a better understanding of the occurrence, sampling and analysis, fate and transport, remedial treatment options, and ecotoxicity of PFAS at Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) contaminated sites. This two-part session will highlight recent successful SERDP & ESTCP projects addressing associated with PFAS in the environment. In particular, it will provide a DoD perspective on the current state of the science and provide an overview of issues such as mixed contaminants, investigative derived waste removal (specifically an alternative to incineration), in situ remediation technologies that includes treatment trains and novel adsorbents, and source zone characterization. 

Session Co-Chairs: Dr. Jennifer Field, Oregon State University, Dr. Elsie Sunderland, Harvard University

Introduction by Session Chair

Dr. Jennifer Field, Oregon State University

Former NAS JRB Willow Grove:  Applying Evolving Knowledge and Technologies to PFAS Related Issues

Mr. Jason Speicher, U.S. Navy

Guidance for Assessing the Ecological Risks of Threatened and Endangered Species at Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)-Impacted Sites

Dr. Jason Conder, Geosyntec Consultants

PIGE as a PFAS Field-Screening Test

Dr. Graham Peaslee, University of Notre Dame

Rapid Removal of Per- and Polyfluorinated Compounds (PFAS) from Aqueous Streams by Electrical Discharge Plasma

Dr. Selma Mededovic Thagard, Clarkson University

A Smoldering Solution to PFAS

Dr. David Major, Savron Solutions/Geosyntec Consultants