Science Inventory

Identifying and Managing Aqueous Film-Forming Foam-Derived Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment

Citation:

Leeson, A., T. Thompson, H. Stroo, R. Anderson, J. Speicher, M. Mills, J. Willey, C. Coyle, R. Ghosh, C. Lebrón, AND C. Patton. Identifying and Managing Aqueous Film-Forming Foam-Derived Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Pensacola, FL, 40(1):24-36, (2021). https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.4894

Impact/Purpose:

The use of aqueous film?forming foam (AFFF) has resulted in the widespread occurrence of per? and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater, drinking water, soils, sediments, and receiving waters throughout the United States and other countries. We present the research and development efforts to date by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) to measure PFAS in the environment, characterize AFFF?associated sources of PFAS, understand PFAS fate and behavior in the environment, assess the risk to ecological receptors, develop in situ and ex situ treatment technologies for groundwater, treat soils and investigation?derived wastes, and examine the ecotoxicity of PFAS?free fire suppression formulations. Environmental Toxicology Chemistry 2021;40:24–36. © 2020 The Authors. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of SETAC. This article has been contributed to by US Government employees and their work is in the public domain in the USA.

Description:

The use of aqueous film?forming foam (AFFF) has resulted in the widespread occurrence of per? and polyfluoroalkylsubstances (PFAS) in groundwater, drinking water, soils, sediments, and receiving waters throughout the United States and other countries. We present the research and development efforts to date by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) to measure PFAS in the environment, characterize AFFF-associated sources of PFAS, understand PFAS fate and behavior in the environment, assess the risk to ecological receptors, develop in situ and ex situ treatment technologies for groundwater, treat soils and investigation-derived wastes, and examine the ecotoxicity of PFAS-free fire suppression formulations. 

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT ( JOURNAL/ PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 01/30/2021
Record Last Revised: 11/29/2022
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 356033