Critical Review of Thermal Decomposition of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Mechanisms and Implications for Thermal Treatment Processes

This study critically evaluates the thermal decomposition mechanisms, pathways, and byproducts of PFASs that are crucial to the design and operation of thermal treatment processes. May 2, 2022 | Environmental Science & Technology

Exploring the origin of efficient adsorption of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances in household point-of-use water purifiers: Deep insights from a joint experimental and computational study

Investigations show that the household point-of-use (POU) water purifiers constituted with coconut shell activated carbon can achieve 21%-99% removal for 14 legacy and emerging PFAS in tap water based on the ratio of influent and effluent. April 11, 2022 | ScienceDirect

Membrane-based technologies for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) removal from water: Removal mechanisms, applications, challenges and perspectives

The study critically reviews and analyzes the current state-of-the-art of membrane-based techniques for PFASs removal, including direct membrane filtrations, adsorption-based membranes, and hybrid membrane processes. September 21, 2021 | Environment International

The Dilemma of perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) human half-life

Based on information from both human observational studies and clinical data, this study proposed a range for the half-life for PFOA of 0.5 to 1.5 years, which would likely raise many existing regulatory safe levels if all other parameters stayed the same. August 25, 2021 | Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology

Thermal decomposition of perfluorinated carboxylic acids: Kinetic model and theoretical requirements for PFAS incineration

Thermal decomposition of high-fluorine content PFAS streams for the disposal of old generations of concentrates of firefighting foams, exhausted ion-exchanged resins and granular activated carbon, constitutes the preferred method for destruction of these materials. August 10, 2021 | Chemosphere