Improving Discovery of Volatile Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Landfill Gas

New Organic Monitoring Techniques
Oral Presentation

Presented by L. McGregor
Prepared by J. Mayser1, N. Boegelsack2, M. Edwards2, L. Miles3
1 - Markes International GmbH, Bieberer Straße 1-7, Offenbach am Main, N/A, 63065, Germany
2 - SepSolve Analytical, 826 King Street, Waterloo, N2J 4G8, Canada
3 - Markes International Ltd, 1000B Central Park, Western Avenue, Bridgend, CF31 3RT, United Kingdom


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ABSTRACT

PFAS transportation through the environment is an intricate issue. The prolific use of PFAS in consumer and industrial products combined with the vast number of species results in highly complex problem when trying to determine the PFAS source.
Products which have been coated with PFAS are ultimately disposed of in landfill leading to the release of PFAS into landfill gas (LFG). LFG must be removed from the landfill, by either flaring the gas or re-using it in the production of energy, both of which can spread PFAS back into the environment, making PFAS contamination ‘a cyclical problem’.

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