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Opportunity at EPA/Faculty Fellowship Program (EPA/FFP)

Fate and transformation of PFASs in Wastewater Treatment

Location

National Risk Management Research Laboratory-FFP, Land Remediation/Pollution Control Div - FFP

RO# Location
AC.03.01.B6157 Cincinnati, OH 45268

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Acheson, Carolyn Marie acheson.carolyn@epa.gov 513.569.7190

Description

Our research will involve characterizing the fate of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) in municipal wastewater treatment plant operations as well as other treatment scenarios. Fundamental gaps exist in our knowledge concerning the environmental fate of PFASs.

This research aims to fill some of these gaps by using standardized analytical techniques for perfluorinated alkyl acids (PFAAs) and precursors, manufacturing residuals, and transformation products to characterize treatment and transformation in wastewater treatment reactors, model systems, and other treatment approaches. The proposed work will aid EPA in their effort to manage risks of PFOA and related compounds by examining a possible sources of these compounds to the environment as well as methods to remediate these chemicals.

 

Keywords:
PFOA; Fate; Transport; Wastewater; Treatment;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open only to Senior applicants
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