Join us for a lunch time webinar on Alternative Treatment Technique for PFAS – Ion Exchange, presented by Orren Schneider, Ph.D, P.E.
Registration will be open until 10 AM on August 28, 2019!
Poly and perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) have become a major concern in water supplies around the country, and especially in New Jersey, which has the most stringent regulations for some of these compounds. To date, the most common method of removing these compounds from potable water supplies has been with granular activated carbon (GAC). More recently, however, ion exchange (IX) with anionic resins has become cost competitive with GAC. This presentation will outline the mechanisms for removal of PFAS by IX resins, commercially available treatment options, interferences by competing anions, and cost comparisons against the GAC benchmark. In addition, a new approach for treatment of waste IX brine by electrochemical means will also be presented.
Dr. Schneider is currently the proprietor of his own LLC. Previously he had worked for American Water as the Manager, Water Technology in the Research and Development team where he was involved with research leading to optimization of water treatment and distribution system operations. Dr. Schneider has primary expertise in evaluation and implementation of advanced water treatment technologies. He has extensive experience with pilot plants specializing in collection and analysis of data for scale-up to full-scale operations.
He holds a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University, and an MS and Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a member of AWWA, IWA, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has served as the chair of the AWWA national Plant Operations Research Committee and the NJAWWA Research and Technical Transfer Committee. He is also a member of several other local and national committees.
Professional Development Credits ( 1 TCH for Water Operators, 1 CPC for NJ PE, 1 PDH for NY PE) will be awarded after successful completion of the Webinar and Quiz.
Member Cost $15; Non-Member Cost $25