LSP Association Continuing Education Seminar

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Remediation

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Onsite check-in begins at 12:30 PM
NEW LocationCrowne Plaza Hotel, 1360 Worcester Street, Natick, MA
Pricing: Members $200 | Non-members $350

  • Michael Marley, President, XDD Environmental
  • Ellen Moyer, Environmental Engineer, Greenvironment, LLC
  • Raymond Ball, President, EnChem Engineering, Inc.

Credit: This course has been approved for 4.0 LSP "non-DEP"/Technical continuing education credits (#1643). This course will also be submitted for CT LEP and NY PDH credits.    

This course is being conveniently offered on the same day and at the same venue as "Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): The Latest Information."  Attend both courses and receive a complimentary lunch. 

Course Description: 
The course covers the physical-chemical properties of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) relevant to remediation, and ex-situ and in-situ options for remediating PFAS in soil and water. Knowledge and experience in PFAS remediation is evolving fast. The workshop presents the most up-to-date information about remediating PFAS using physical, chemical, and biological technologies, covering both technologies that show promise as well as those that are not expected to be effective. Cutting edge technologies using advanced carbon, synthetic resins, alternative natural adsorbents, and advanced oxidation, among others, are explained.

Participants can use this understanding to identify technologies that are likely to be appropriate for a particular site early on in the site characterization process. Integrating key data collection for site-specific remedial options into the characterization phase can minimize project costs and schedule by reducing the number of rounds of fieldwork. The presenters suggest key site data relevant to viable or promising PFAS remedial technologies that can be collected during site characterization. Participants can consider this guidance as they characterize PFAS sites with an eye toward likely future site-specific remedial actions.

The course will provide guidance for dealing with the many challenges involved in PFAS remediation. Challenges include: evolving cleanup requirements, evolving analytical capability for characterizing PFAS, diverse chemical properties among the numerous PFAS, and low concentrations of concern in the parts per trillion range.

Attendees will leave with a good understanding of:

  • How PFAS physical-chemical properties drive remedial design
  • The current state of knowledge and practice in PFAS remediation, including which remediation technologies are proven, promising, unlikely to work, or untested
  • How to use treatability studies to increase remediation effectiveness and reduce costs and risks
  • How to deal with challenges unique to PFAS remediation

To view agenda and instructor biographies, click here.