Risk assessment and remediation of PFAS in soil

Get the inside track on practical solutions and good practice for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) risk management and remediation in the UK.

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Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of synthetic chemicals that are widely used in industrial applications and everyday consumer products such as food packaging, stain-resistant textiles, non-stick cookware and cleaning products. Industries including aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, and military use PFAS because of their ability to repel water, grease, and oil. These properties are difficult to emulate with alternative technologies.

PFAS chemicals are very persistent in the environment: they are extremely mobile and their inability to breakdown causes them to accumulate over time contaminating air, groundwater, surface water and soil.

PFAS have attracted more media attention in the UK recently following heightened concerns about potential adverse health effects given their presence in food chains and drinking water and persistence in the human body. Consequently, contaminated land professionals are beginning to look for better risk assessment and remediation approaches for soil contaminated with PFAS.

This virtual seminar will outline the latest technical developments in UK and other countries. Industry experts will explore recent progress in risk assessment and management of PFAS in soil, and showcase new approaches in analysis and remediation.

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Why attend
Discover the outcome of the Environment Agency’s review of PFAS usage and water
Examine the implications of recent changes to the PFAS standard including the
Drinking Water Directorate
Explore what the polymer manufacturing industry is doing to reduce the negative
effects of PFAS  
Hear about the latest developments in risk assessment and remediation approaches
Understand how existing guidance should be applied to UK sites
Earn valuable CPD
Who should attend
Clients: particularly airports, infrastructure, fire station owners
Local authorities
Remediation contractors
Wednesday 21 July 2021
10:00 - 13:00

10:00 Welcome and introduction to PFAS
Joanne Kwan, Project Manager, CIRIA
10:15 UK PFAS regulatory changes, sources, drinking water treatment and case studies
Ian Ross, Technical Director, Tetra Tech
10:35 PFAS regulations and the impact for the construction industry
Martyn Shenton, Product and Process Steward, AGC Chemicals Europe
10:55 Developing a National PFAS Source Risk Prioritisation Tool
Angela Haslam, Senior Advisor, Land & Contamination Management Team,
Environment Agency
Jane Thrasher, Senior Associate Director, Jacobs
11:15 Break
11:35 Advancements in PFAS risk assessment approaches
Cecilia MacLeod, Program Leader Water, Wastewater and Environmental
Engineering, University of Greenwich
11:55 PFAS in waste and wastewater: prevalence, context and solutions
Jake Hurst, Principal Consultant, Arcadis
12:15 Advancements in PFAS remediation methods
Anna Willett, Technical Services, CETCO
12:35 Questions and discussion
13:00 Close

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