Wastewater as a Source of PFAS

April 6, 2021

Please join the Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) for a webinar to help understand the prevalence of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment and the risk it might pose to the public. Join us to learn more and ask your questions! 

1:30 to 3:00 (Eastern) on April 6, 2021

Justin Pimpare, EPA Region 1 will present Using the Pretreatment Program to Identify Sources of PFAS in Wastewater. This presentation will provide an overview of potential PFAS industrial user sources identified via annual pretreatment reports. An overview of PFAS monitoring requirements in Massachusetts NPDES permits will also be discussed, as well as other PFAS-related pretreatment initiatives in New England.

Farshad Ebrahimi, Temple University will present Linking PFAS Partitioning Behavior in Sewage Solids to Solid Characteristics, Solution Chemistry, and Treatment Processes. The presentation will discuss the impacts of parameters such as protein, lipid, organic matter, ionic strength, and pH on the PFAS leaching potential from secondary sludge and biosolids. It will also examine the relationship to the treatment method, including activated sludge, sludge stabilization, and anaerobic digestion.

FREE for federal, state, and local government officials only (read Note 1 below).  All others must pay with a credit card when registering. The fee is $75 with a reduced rate of $25 for non-profit organizations, students, and academics (read Note 2 below). If the fee is a true barrier to your attendance, please contact Jennifer Griffith at [email protected] to see if it can be reduced or waived. 


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