***Live: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at 1pm EDT| 12pm CDT| 10am PDT*** Learn how PFAS have evolved in their use and pose analytical challenges, and how to use the benefits of superficially porous particles and LC–MS separations to overcome the challenges they present.*** On demand available after final airing until Oct. 14, 2021.***
Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are commonly referred to as “forever chemicals that are everywhere” due to their long persistence and poor adsorption to most surfaces due to their surfactant nature and non-stick properties. While the film “Dark Waters” and the documentary “The Devil We Know” have highlighted the specific instance of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination in drinking water, there are over four thousand known PFAS, most of which we know little or nothing about in terms of health effects. The advances in liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) have given us tools for a deeper understanding of the ubiquitous compounds.
Please join Dr. Charles Powley of the STRIDE Center for PFAS Solutions and Advanced Materials Technology for a discussion on the pervasive nature of PFAS in our aquatic and agricultural systems. He will address how these compounds, now 70 years in the making, have evolved in their use, and pose analytical challenges, and how to use the benefits of superficially porous particles and LC–MS separations to overcome the challenges they present.
Key Learning Objectives:
The origins and impact of PFAS to our environment and health
What legacy and current PFAS compounds are currently of highest regulatory concern
What steps can be taken to limit background contamination when analyzing for PFAS
An overview of US EPA methods for PFAS analysis
Charles R. Powley Ph.D., Chief Scientist, STRIDE Center for PFAS Solutions
Andrew Harron, Applications Scientist, Advanced Materials Technology
Time and Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at 1pm EDT| 12pm CDT| 10am PDT
On demand available after final airing until Oct. 1, 2021
Sponsor: Mac Mod