Einladung zum Webinar „Extraction of PFAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances“
Donnerstag, 27. Februar 2020, 17:00 Uhr
In recent months PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) has gained much media attention. PFAS are used in the manufacturing of a variety of products because of their oil, water, temperature, chemical, and fire resistance properties. Because of their chemical stability, these “forever chemicals” are used in products from non-stick cookware, to electronic devices, to low-emission automobiles. As these items are disposed of the PFAS pollute and accumulate in soils and water supplies. Humans exposure to these persistent chemicals, can lead to immune system effects, cancers, thyroid disruption, and other ailments.
Remediation of PFAS is largely not possible so accurate analysis of PFAS is critical to public safety. In the laboratory, PFAS analysis is difficult because PFAS-free componentry is essential for accurate analysis. Everything from sample-homogenizing equipment to extraction systems to liquid chromatography systems needs to be PFAS-free. In this webcast we will discuss homogenization and extraction protocols for a variety of matrices to optimize recovery. We will also discuss LC methods and results of these studies.
Key Learning Objectives:
Better understand PFAS analytical challenges
Explore homogenization and extraction methods for PFAS
Compare liquid chromatographic analysis of different PFAS-containing matrices
Who Should Attend:
Applicable to anyone involved in PFAS research or testing
Manufacturers of consumer goods