This Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) webinar presents novel technologies to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from groundwater and to develop high-performing PFAS-free fire-fighting foams. Specifically, investigators will discuss the development and optimization of cyclodextrin-based adsorbents to remove PFAS from groundwater, and the optimization of compressed air foam (CAF) and ultra-high pressure (UHF) foam delivery systems to improve the quality of commercial, off-the-shelf PFAS-free foams that meet stringent military specifications.
“Novel Cyclodextrin-Based Adsorbents to Remove Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances from Water”
Presented by Dr. Damian Helbling, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University in New York. Dr. Helbling’s current research focuses on the occurrence and fate of organic chemicals in natural and engineered water systems.
Assessment, Optimization, and Demonstration of PFAS-Free AFFF alternatives against Military Specifications”
Presented by Dr. Satya Chauhan, senior program director at the Battelle Memorial Institute, in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Chauhan is currently leading efforts at Battelle to develop and demonstrate PFAS-free fire suppressants for aerospace applications, environmentally-friendly deicers, and alternative fuels with low greenhouse gas emissions.