Disrupting PFAS

Join Emerging Contaminants Practice Leader Jeffrey Hale, PG, as he interviews the researchers behind groundbreaking PFAS technologies. Geared toward environmental managers and technologists, the inaugural series of the Disrupting PFAS podcast explores innovations that destroy, detect, and sequester PFAS.

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Disrupting PFAS S1 E4

PFAS Detection, Capture, and Destruction Using Nanoporous Materials with Radha Kishan Motkuri, PhD, of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jeff interviews Dr. Radha Kishan Motkuri of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory about PFAS Detection, Capture, and Destruction Using Nanoporous Materials. Dr. Motkuri and his colleagues have patented the groundbreaking Fast PFAS Sensor: a reusable, pocket-sized device that that can quickly and accurately detect PFAS, even at levels below the federal threshold.


Disrupting PFAS S1 E3

PFAS Destruction by Plasma Treamtent with Sarah (Xiao) Wu, PhD, of the University of Idaho

In Episode Three, Jeff speaks with Dr. Sarah (Xiao) Wu of the University of Idaho about her award-winning research advancing plasma treatment technology for the destruction of PFAS.


Disrupting PFAS S1 E2

In-situ Sequestration of PFAS with Ion Exchange Resins with Kurt Pennell, PhD, of Brown University

Jeff speaks with Dr. Kurt Pennell of Brown University. Kurt and his team are testing subsurface application of materials commonly used for ex-situ treatment, including in-situ sequestration of PFAS using ion exchange resin.


Disrupting PFAS S1 E1

Electrochemical Oxidation of PFAS with Suzanne Witt, PhD, of Fraunhofer USA

Jeff speaks with Dr. Suzanne Witt, PhD, of Fraunhofer USA about using boron-doped diamond electrodes to destroy PFAS using electrochemical oxidation. Employing boron-doped diamond electrodes in series, Suzanne and her team at Fraunhofer USA have successfully treated landfill leachate and published a paper in the Journal of Water Process Engineering describing their promising results.


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