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From Flask to Field: A visit to the PFAS treatment proving grounds

Take a look inside our Bellevue Research and Testing Laboratory, where remediation experts are testing the most innovative solutions to PFAS cont­a­m­i­na­tion.
PFAS Research and Development

Jennifer Hooper showcases the latest in PFAS R&D from our Bellevue Research and Testing Laboratory

We research the different medias to see what we think would work best.
Paul Ho, Environmental Scientist

Per- and poly­flu­o­roalkyl substances (PFAS) have been around for decades, but figuring out how to remove them from our drinking water is still a young science. Envi­ron­men­tal scientists around the world have gathered to share research on treatment options, lawmakers are inves­ti­gat­ing potential maximum contaminant levels (MCLs), and vendors are introducing new products all the time. It's unlikely that a single solution will fit every cont­a­m­i­nated site, so our remediation experts have been testing various methods and exper­i­ment­ing with combined remedies to figure out what works best for each case.  

In this edition of Breaking Down PFAS, we decided to open the doors to our Bellevue Research and Testing Laboratory and reveal some of the more promising experiments that are revealing key behaviors of this high-profile group of chemical compounds. For a full list of CDM Smith R&D concerning PFAS treatment, download the fact sheet

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Using Anion Exchange Resin to Treat PFAS
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b00858
A team of CDM Smith remediation used rapid small-scale column tests to prove the utility of anion exchange resin for the treatment of PFAS.
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