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News | 2022-11-25

Pilot Scale Thermal Destruction of PFAS

This month talk initiator is William Linak who has talked about the latest study done at USEPA on PFAS destructions tests in combustion.

The test presented in his talk included measuring real time emissions, PIC (products of incomplete combustions) and evaluating the sensitivity of PFAS destruction on temperature.

About Bill

William Linak is a senior research engineer with the Air Methods and Characterization Division of EPA’s Office of Research and Development in Research Triangle Park, NC. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and the University of Arizona. ​

Bill has been with ORD for 37 years and is the author of over 80 peer-reviewed journal publications on fundamental and applied topics pertaining to combustion and air pollution formation, characterization, and control. ​

The research Bill presented in our session are intended to be published in 2023. For earlier studies on the topic, you can find more here: “Combustion of C1 and C2 PFAS: Kinetic modeling and experiments External link, opens in new window.

Title: Pilot Scale Thermal Destruction of Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in a Legacy Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)
Talk Initiator: William (Bill) Linak, USA
Contact: Linak.Bill@epa.gov