• Pioneering Utility Shares Insights On PFAS Treatability
    Horsham Water was one of the earliest and hardest hit by PFAS contamination. Due to their experience, they are also among the best at treating to very low levels. Learn about the "Horsham Standard" and what drinking water utilities can expect as they endeavor to meet the pending national standard.
  • How And When The EPA’s Proposed PFAS MCLs Could Impact The Drinking Water Industry

    The U.S. EPA recently announced its proposal for what would be the first-ever national drinking water standards for PFAS. This news likely triggered several questions about what this means to the drinking water industry. Here, we will address some of the most important ones.

  • PFAS Concentrated Waste Disposal Solved

    AVANTech has developed a proven, field tested strategy for minimizing waste generation and eliminating potential landfill leaching, and ultimately breaking the PFAS life cycle. 

  • Putting PFAS In The Past
    Michelle Bellanca, CEO of cleantech company Claros Technologies, shares her thoughts on how to fix the nation's PFAS problem.
  • Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Treatment And Removal

    It is from their nuclear experience that AVANTech’s expertise in the removal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) was developed. The low concentrations of PFAS in wastewater and the hazardous nature of concentrated adsorbents are similar to those in past applications.


In this video, Tonya Chandler discusses the dangers of PFAS and how they are more prevalent than we thought. 


Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have sometimes been called “forever chemicals” for their persistent nature in the environment, difficulty to remove through treatment, and bioaccumulation in humans and animals. Two types of PFAS — perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) — have been identified as toxic by the U.S. EPA, while many more of the nearly 5,000 PFAS formulas are either suspected contaminants or have yet to be studied thoroughly. Originally developed for non-stick coatings, stain-repellant fabric treatments, and firefighting foams, PFAS are especially prevalent near former areas of high use — such as manufacturing facilities, airports, military bases, or the sites of large fires — yet widely problematic.

In February 2020, the EPA issued preliminary determinations to regulate PFOA and PFOS under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and establish the first national PFAS monitoring and treatment requirements for drinking water utilities (see EPA’s PFAS Action Plan). Numerous U.S. states, however, have already developed rules and guidance for PFAS.

This solution center addresses the topics and questions most important to drinking water professionals as the PFAS issue evolves — How does PFAS get into drinking water? How do utilities monitor for PFAS? What treatment technologies remove PFAS? What are the regulatory limits for PFAS? — with answers provided through breaking news stories, editorial insight, and technical discussions.