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PFAS Summit

Princeton University
The Andlinger Center for the Energy and the Environment
Summit on PFAS in Biosolids and Soils

April 12, 2024

Friend Center, Convocation Room

Overview

The regulatory framework around per‐ and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is rapidly evolving in response to concerns about the public and environmental health issues they pose. As a consequence, utilities and industry are faced with important questions and challenging decisions to make about how they will manage PFAS in treatment and waste streams over the coming years.

This one-day summit brings together industry, faculty, and researchers at the forefront of PFAS work, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials coordinating the Nation’s research support in this area, industry experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to address the environmental and public health implications of PFAS. The focus will be on identifying problems related to PFAS in water and wastewater effluent, biosolids, and solids, exploring global solutions, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, understanding the changing regulatory landscape, and charting a path forward for sustainable solids and biosolids management.

Technical sessions will cover regulatory frameworks and stakeholder perspectives on biosolids management, land application challenges, and global solutions for PFAS elimination. Breakout workshop sessions on actionable strategies for testing, scaling up, and implementing PFAS elimination solutions will conclude the day, with the goal of summarizing key points for practitioners and researchers around regulatory implications, scale‐up of destruction technologies, PFAS pathways from biosolids to crop uptake, and management of land contaminated with biosolids.

Host and Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow at the 
Andlinger Center for the Energy and the Environment

Angela Fasnacht

Host and Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellow at the Andlinger Center for the Energy and the Environment
William L. Knapp '47 Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Peter Jaffé

William L. Knapp ’47 Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering