Project #4913

Investigation of Treatment Alternatives for Short-Chain PFASs

$767,250
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Detlef
Knappe
Research Manager
Dr. Kenan Ozekin
Contractor
North Carolina State University
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Abstract

Through this project, a guidance manual will be developed to aid water treatment professionals in selecting the most cost-effective and sustainable treatment options for short-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) removal. The guidance manual will take into account the effects of background water matrices and the uncertainties regarding scale-up from bench-scale performance data to field-scale design. In addition, a decision support tool will be created to aid water professionals in selecting (1) effective treatment options for short-chain PFAS removal in their unique water matrices and (2) appropriate bench-scale tests to compare sorbents, resins, or membranes.