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Originally Aired October 1, 2020

This PFAS Roundtable will be a data-driven, focused discussion including recent industry case studies, remedial strategies, and regulatory vision for the future. Participants will gain valuable insight from a roundtable of experts discussing the latest real-world applications for remediating PFAS-impacted water. Geared towards environmental consultants and companies dealing directly with PFAS contamination, this panel discussion will offer data-driven science to help participants understand the importance of selecting the right technology for PFAS treatment and how to utilize regulatory drivers to choose the right solution for contamination issues.

With combined experience stretching over six decades, Avram Frankel, P.E., of Integral Consulting, Steve Woodard, Ph.D., P.E., of ECT2 and Hunter Anderson of Air Force Civil Engineer Center have been key experts in driving innovation and new solutions in the emerging contaminant world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding latest technology advancements in PFAS treatment and how they can impact remediation strategy and tactics. Speakers will address best strategies for dealing with challenging water, i.e. stormwater, groundwater, etc. How to choose? Lifecycle costs, and sustainability – where does the waste go?
  • Gaining insight into the future of the regulatory environment and potential impacts to business. The panel will review how the industry (metal plating, fabric, chemical plant, etc.) is responding to increased regulation for PFAS in industrial wastewater?
  • Reviewing current accepted options for PFAS waste disposal. The webinar discussion will answer key questions, including: Does the EPA have a plan for testing air stacks for PFAS at incineration facilities?

About the Company:

ECT2, a Montrose Environmental Group company, is a leading provider of technology solutions for removing difficult-to-treat contaminants from water and vapor using a proprietary, cost-effective approach that leverages the properties of synthetic resins to enable efficient analyte removal and on-site regeneration. With successful applications deployed around the world for water and vapor contaminants – including per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), 1,4-dioxane, and specialty Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) – ECT2’s systems have achieved industry-leading uptime and delivered contaminant removal to concentrations well below regulatory- and client-specified limits.
Panelists:

Steve Woodard, Ph.D., P.E.
Chief Technology Officer
ECT2
Steve Woodard, Ph.D., P.E., brings over 33 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment to the ECT2 team where he works as the President and Co-Founder. Currently focused on commercializing synthetic media technology targeting PFAS, 1,4-dioxane, specialty VOCs, and other emerging contaminants, his responsibilities include leading research and new product development, providing technical leadership on all projects, proposal development, intellectual property, and communication with the engineering and remediation communities. Due to his subject matter expertise and industry development success, Steve has delivered many presentations and participated in expert panel discussions across the globe. Steve holds ten patents for technology developed in the implementation of various systems and methods for treating water, wastewater, groundwater and vapor. He has also authored multiple publications including journal articles and textbook chapters related to his industry knowledge and expertise. Steve holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Purdue University.

Avram Frankel, P.E.
Principal
Integral Consulting Inc.
Mr. Avram Frankel is a professional engineer, technical expert, and program manager with more than 30 years of experience including work on a wide range of commercial/industrial, municipal, state, and federal sites regulated under CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, and numerous state programs. Mr. Frankel has also spent a large portion of his career addressing emerging contaminants of the past and present including hexavalent chromium, perchlorate, 1,4-dioxane, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and 1,2,3-trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP). Both a practitioner and testifying expert, he currently serves as a technical expert in many groundwater contamination and water treatment matters focused on the mitigation of regulated chemicals in drinking water.

Richard “Hunter” Anderson, Ph.D.
Environmental Scientist
U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)
Richard “Hunter” Anderson, Ph.D., is an environmental scientist at the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Anderson provides technical support and expertise to AFCEC’s Restoration Program and serves as the AF liaison to SERDP/ESTCP’s Environmental Restoration Technical Committee. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Science from Oklahoma State University and Ph.D. in Soil Science from The Ohio State University.