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EREF Summit on PFAS in Leachate

August 14 @ 1:30 pm - August 15 @ 4:30 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.

Schedule

Wednesday, August 14 – 1/2 day of presentations

Thursday, August 15 – full day of presentations

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.

Registration

Registration is closed.

While we will accept walk-ups, there will be an additional $50 fee. On-site registration costs, including the fee, are:

  • Consultants/Industry Personnel: $325
  • Federal/State/Local Agencies: $148
  • Student/Academia: $148

Wednesday, August 14

1:30 – 1:40 pm

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Dr. Bryan Staley, Environmental Research & Education Foundation

3:00 – 3:30 pm

BREAK

1:40 – 2:00 pm

Brief History of PFAS:  What are they? Why are they used?  What are they in?
Dr. Stephanie Bolyard, Environmental Research & Education Foundation

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Dealing with Emerging Contaminants: Lessons Learned from Prior Experiences
Paul Yaroschak, Temple University

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Michigan’s Response to PFAS: a Conversation with Director Liesl Clark
Liesl Clark, Michigan EGLE Director

4:00 – 4:30 pm

PFAS in Food Packaging & Testing Considerations
Dr. Keith Vorst, Iowa State University

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Health/Environmental Implications of PFAS & Exposure Pathways:  A Summary of Current Research
Dr. Bryan Staley, Environmental Research & Education Foundation

4:30 – 5:00 pm

Testing for PFAS in Leachate and Wastewater: Sampling Considerations and Analytical Challenges
Dr. Jennifer Field, Oregon State University

Thursday, August 15

8:30 – 9:00 am

Fate and Transport of PFAS in Landfills
Dr. Scott Grieco, Jacobs

11:00 – 12:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: How State Agencies are Responding to PFAS
Moderator: Curt Wolf, University of Michigan
Steve Sliver, Michigan EGLE
Ed Mussler, North Carolina DEQ
Kasey Kathan, Vermont DEC

9:00 – 9:30 am

PFAS in Landfill Leachate and Municipal Wastewater
Dr. Morton Barlaz, N.C. State University

12:00 – 1:30 pm

LUNCH

9:30 – 10:00 am

Michigan State-Wide Landfill PFAS Leachate Impact on Wastewater Treatment Plant Influent
Richard Burns, NTH Consultants, Ltd.

1:30 – 3:00 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Managing PFAS in Leachate
Moderator:  Ivan Cooper, CEC
Ryan Thomas, GHD
Pat Stanford, Rochem

Fred Doran, Burns & McDonnell
Dr. Kazem Oskoui, Clark Technology
Steve Mobley, Buckeye Brine

10:00 – 10:30 am

BREAK

3:00 – 3:30 pm

BREAK

10:30 – 11:00 am

PFAS Cycling Between Landfills and Wastewater Treatment Plants
Dr. Steve Zemba, Sanborn, Head & Assoc.

3:30 – 4:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: How Receiving Facilities are Dealing with PFAS
Moderator: Anne Germain, NWRA
Christina Pearse, Republic Services
Sam Nicolai, Casella
Stephen Kuplicki, Great Lakes Water Authority

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Details

Start:
August 14 @ 1:30 pm
End:
August 15 @ 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

EREF Education Program
Phone:
(919) 861-6876
Email:
education@erefdn.org
Website:
https://erefdn.org