Webinars Details - 4C Conference 13043

4C Conference 2020 Webinars



Ward Swanson


Barr Engineering Company


You’ve Got PFAS. How To Prepare, Dispose And Respond - PFAS


Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are emerging contaminants of concern in soil, groundwater and drinking water systems. PFAS releases have the potential to impact water supplies and are a challenge to capture and remove. Due to their chemical properties and widespread use, PFAS typically have multiple source areas and can be ubiquitous in most urban areas. For the oil and gas industry, their primary link and liability to the issue is through the training and use of Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) concentrates. Most refinery and fuels industry facilities have used AFFF either in training or for fire suppression for the simple fact that AFFF is extremely effective in putting out difficult fires and as a result it saves lives and prevents large scale fire damage. However, due to this use, most facilities likely have a PFAS signature associated with their AFFF releases that can touch multiple areas of their facility. This presentation will provide information on some tools and approaches from simple to complex on how a facility can identify what PFAS may be associated with their use and where it has migrated based on Barr’s nearly 20 years of PFAS investigation including case studies from refining and industrial sites. This presentation will discuss how to inventory current and legacy supply of AFFF containing PFAS and replacement and disposal options. Barr Engineering Co. will also discuss case studies for assisting terminal and refineries identify risks, respond to agency inquiries and prepare for emergency response situations based on our work which has included installation of emergency water treatment systems. Attendees will leave the short presentation with an understanding of the complexity of the chemistry as well as an idea for approaches to audit current PFAS risk and prepare in the event of an emergency where these chemicals are used.




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