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Editor’s pickPFAS, forever chemicals forecasted to drive S$16.8 billion in water utilities’ spend over next decade

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Mounting public concerns and new state regulations in the U.S. are compelling water & wastewater utilities to address health risks associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – a class of pervasive chemicals found in drinking water and wastewater byproducts. According to a new report from Bluefield Research, …

US EPA plans to regulate two chemicals in drinking water

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has plans to regulate two chemicals, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), in the drinking water. These two chemicals form part of a class of chemicals called PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The PFAS chemicals, which are usually found in non-stick coatings …

Point of Use tech assessed for PFAS removal

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Point of Use (PoU) water systems are a solid way to remove contaminants from water sources; however, their effectiveness varies when it comes to PFAS-removal. That’s according to a new study from Duke University and North Carolina State University that tested 76 point of use filters and 13 point of entry, or whole-house, systems. One of …

California holds technical PFAS seminar

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Last month, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) hosted a comprehensive two-day seminar on per- and polyflouroaklyl substances (PFAS) in California. PFAS are a family of an estimated 4,000-6,300 chemical compounds that have a variety of applications due to their stability in the environment.  Although some reports …

Orange County water district launches the nation's largest PFAS pilot programme to identify a local treatment remedy to remove PFAS from groundwater

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The Orange County Water District (OCWD) today announced the launch of its pilot programme that will test various treatment options for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, a family of manmade heat and water-resistant chemicals found in numerous everyday consumer products that have infiltrated groundwater supplies over several decades. …