PFAS

Per- and polyfluoralkyl substances, known as PFAS, increasingly have become a concern for drinking water contamination. The contamination commonly is sourced from firefighting foam, or used in the production of non-stick cookware and adhesives. As PFAS increasingly are discovered in drinking water across the nation, water treatment experts are meeting the contaminant with innovation and maintaining communication with concerned consumers. More information and developing news on PFAS and other emerging contaminants can be found on this page. 

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Jul 12 2019
UPDATED 2:00 P.M. CENTRAL: The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of National Defense Authorization Act with language that addresses…
Jul 11 2019
New York state has set the lowest limit in the U.S. for PFAS in drinking water.  According to AP, the state’s health department plans said Health…
Reyes Sierra, the leader of a team developing a new method for removing PFAS contaminants at University of Arizona.
Reyes Sierra, the leader of a team developing a new method for removing PFAS contaminants at University of Arizona.
Jul 1 2019
In 2018, the levels of chemical contamination in the water supplies of Tucson, Ariz., were dangerously high due to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance…
Jul 1 2019
To the water treatment professional, it seems that every second there is another news report or article about per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (…
Jul 1 2019
The Senate voted to require the military and the U.S. EPA to set drinking water standards for per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS). The National…
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Lauren Estes, managing editor of WQP.
Jul 1 2019
Recently, a friend of mine requested help from his social media network. Angler’s Lake in Bloomington, Ill., near his home turned murky and clouded…
Jun 28 2019
Dexsorb+ features two mechanisms that work to remove PFOA, PFOS and other PFAS compounds from contaminated water supplies. Using a new process, the…
Jun 27 2019
The Senate will vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). According to E&E News, the amendment includes a compromise…
Jun 26 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have found that wastewater treatment plants may accidentally be spreading hazardous chemicals.…
Team members from North Carolina State University at welcome tables during the sample collections compiled participant information.
Team members from North Carolina State University at welcome tables during the sample collections compiled participant information.
Sep 24 2018
Water treatment specialists are facing a new challenge from emerging contaminants. Perfluoralkyl and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of…
Methods for removing emerging contaminants from drinking water
Methods for removing emerging contaminants from drinking water
Aug 31 2018
Contaminants of emerging concern (ECs) is a term that has been used since the mid 1990s to identify natural or synthetically occurring substances not…
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