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EREF Summit on PFAS in Leachate

August 14 @ 1:30 pm - August 15 @ 5:00 pm

As a topic of great significance for both the industry and the public, the Summit seeks to facilitate discussion and provide various perspectives on the management, issues and policies related to PFAS. The Summit will bring together practicing engineers, academics, industry professionals, government personnel and policy makers.


Wednesday, August 14 – 1/2 day of presentations

Thursday, August 15 – full day of presentations


Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 S Huron Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197 USA

$249/night. Reservations must be booked by July 23, 2019.
Click here to book online.

What are PFAS?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of compounds that are man-made and are commonly used in industrial processes and consumer products such as food packaging, fire-fighting foams, metal plating, outdoor gear, popcorn bags, food wrappers, facial moisturizers, mattresses, carpeting, and cookware. Despite the widespread use of PFAS in everyday products, there are still significant knowledge gaps associated with the management of these compounds.


Tentative Agenda Topics

  • What are PFAS? What is PFAS in?
  • Health and environmental implications
    • Why is there a concern?
    • Pathways of human PFAS exposure
  • Sinks (Where is it going?)
    • Landfills
    • Composting
    • WWTP
    • Leachate
    • Surface water
    • Drinking water
  • Relative levels of PFAS from leachate to WWTPs
  • Regulatory perspectives and approaches
  • Industry perspectives
  • Fate and transport of PFAS in landfills, leachate, landfill gas, WWTPs
  • Sampling and analytical challenges
  • Mitigation and treatment approaches for PFAS in landfills and leachate


August 14 @ 1:30 pm
August 15 @ 5:00 pm
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EREF Education Program
(919) 861-6876