Workshop: Advancements of Analytical Techniques for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Dienstag, 19. September 2023 // 09.00 - 15.00
BAM Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of more than 4700 chemical compounds originating from anthropogenic sources. PFAS have been used extensively in a variety of products and industries, due to their high chemical stability and resistance towards degradation by heat or corrosion. On the downside, these chemical properties imply non-degradability and PFAS have been increasingly linked to cause severe illnesses. As a result, the presence of these compounds in plants and animals especially in areas close to industrial and military locations and the human body all around the world has been recognized as a major challenge for future remediation work.
BAM is working on the development of analytical techniques for PFAS as well as remediation of PFAS contaminated matrices. Furthermore, BAM is involved in the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1349 "Fluorine-Specific Interactions" founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The main goal within this workshop will be the discussion of advantages and drawbacks of current state-of-the-art methods in contrast to various novel and less well-known techniques for PFAS analytics. After the first successful workshop in 2021, we will hold the workshop 2023 for the second time as hybrid event.