Occurrence and Behavior of Perfluorinated Surfactants in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Systems

EPA Grant Number: R829025
Title: Occurrence and Behavior of Perfluorinated Surfactants in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Systems
Investigators: Field, Jennifer , Barofsky, Douglas
Institution: Oregon State University
EPA Project Officer: Hiscock, Michael
Project Period: September 1, 2001 through August 31, 2004
Project Amount: $342,764
RFA: Exploratory Research to Anticipate Future Environmental Issues (2000) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Water , Ecosystems , Ecological Indicators/Assessment/Restoration

Objective:

The objective of this research project is to develop liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry analytical techniques for the detection and quantitation of perfluorocarboxylate and perfluoroalkylsulfonate surfactants and related chemicals in wastewater and sludge. The developed methods will then be applied for the purpose of determining the potential for fluoroalkylsulfonamide transformation during wastewater treatment and to determine the mass flows of several classes of fluorochemicals during municipal wastewater treatment.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this project: View all 12 publications for this project

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles have been submitted on this project: View all 3 journal articles for this project

Supplemental Keywords:

fluorochemicals, fluorosurfactants, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, groundwater, wastewater, municipal sludge, perfluoroalkylsulfonates, perfluoroalkylcarboxylates, perfluoroalkylsulfonamides., Scientific Discipline, Water, TREATMENT/CONTROL, Wastewater, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Water Pollution Control, wastewater treatment, real time analysis, perfluorinated surfactants, wastewater remediation, municiple wastewater sludge, sludge treatment, chemical contaminants, municipal wastewater treatment, liquid chromatography / mass spectrometry, sewage treatment plants

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2002 Progress Report
  • 2003 Progress Report
  • Final