Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also referred to as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), are man-made chemical compounds that are not naturally occurring in the environment. They are very stable compounds that are resilient to breakdown in the environment. EPA has added six (6) perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3).
Attendees are introduced to the various methods for treating perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS/PFCs/PFOA/PFOS), as well as the pros and cons of each. Successful case studies using activated carbon treatment technology and ion exchange resin technology are discussed by Evoqua Water Technologies’ Scientific and Business Development Teams.
- What are perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
- Where they are found
- Where are perfluoroalkyl substances regulated
- What are effective treatment options
About the Presenter
Caitlin M. Berretta, MEng, Environmental Solutions, Evoqua Water Technologies
Caitlin Berretta develops new and existing activated carbon opportunities for Evoqua Water Technologies. Prior to joining Evoqua, Caitlin helped to conceptualize and build an activated carbon start-up company that was acquired by Australian activated carbon company, Carbonxt. She served as the Marketing Director for both companies where she led the business development and marketing teams, primarily selling activated carbon to the power industry for mercury control. Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida.