By Dr. Kazem Oskoui | email@example.com
Minneapolis, MN – July 2019: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of durable and stable chemicals, which have been used for several decades in the manufacturing industry, for example, non-stick cookware, fire retardant materials, and stain-resistant carpets. These same PFAS’, over time have found their way into the Nation’s drinking water supply via industrial discharge, compost piles, and especially landfill leachate. Landfill leachate is one of the most important and difficult-to-treat sources of PFAS’, which contribute annually to elevated levels of these contaminants in surface and groundwater. Removing these substances from the acquis environment is a national and global challenge to the industry and regulatory bodies.