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Annual Conference Webinar Series #8: PFAS Treatment
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Annual Conference Webinar Series #8: PFAS Treatment

Bringing the Annual Conference to you Virtually!

When: Wednesday, September 23rd
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Where: Webinar! Bringing the Annual Conference to you Virtually!
Contact: Stacy Cacallori

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Join us for a lunch time webinar on September 23, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm!   

This webinar is the 8th in the Conference Webinar Series ... Bringing the Annual Conference to you Virtually!

Registration will be open until 10 AM on September 23, 2020!

Topic: PFAS Treatment


"PFAS Treatment Planning: It's Not Just About PFAS"
Margie Gray, Mott MacDonald; Laura Norkute, NJ American Water

New Jersey American Water (NJAW) owns and operates 20 well stations in the Raritan Basin system with a total combined operating capacity for in-service wells of 21.1 MGD. Several of the Raritan Basin well stations are impacted by the proposed New Jersey maximum contaminant levels for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) of 14 ng/L and 13 ng/L respectively. NJAW identified four priority well stations in the Raritan Basin that would require interim and/or permanent PFAS treatment systems in order to be in compliance with the proposed regulations. In late 2018, NJAW embarked on a proactive planning study in order to assess the best options for PFAS treatment at each of the four priority Raritan Basin well stations and to make confident decisions regarding how treatment should be implemented. The study took a holistic approach for evaluating treatment options at each site.

"PFOS and 1,4-Dioxane: Fast-Track Implementation of Treatment Systems and its Impact on the Water Industry"
David Silverman, PSI Process

1,4-Dioxane and PFAS are emerging contaminants for which regulations are evolving. As a result, utilities across the country are scrambling to comply with varying pending regulations across the country. In many cases, tight, even unrealistic deadlines are forcing utilities to act quickly. This places a strain on our industry's resources, including engineering firms, utility superintendents, facility managers and boards, and not least, contractors and equipment manufacturers who must design, fabricate, deliver, furnish and install the equipment necessary to implement treatment. This presentation will discuss the various approaches that have been taken to fast track the design, procurement, bidding, fabrication, delivery, installation and startup of specialized systems for implementation of treatment for these contaminants.

Professional Development Credits:

This webinar is approved for the following Professional Development Credits (1 TCH for Water Operators, 1 CPC for NJ PE, 1 PDH for NY PE).

Credits will be awarded after successful completion of the Webinar, Quiz, obtaining an acceptable interest level as calculated by GoToWebinar, and completion and submitted Participant's Statement of Attendance and Participation.  

Member Cost $15;  Non-Member Cost $25


Margie Gray received her BS and MS degrees in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in NJ. A Senior Associate and Principal Engineer with Mott MacDonald's Water/Wastewater Division, she has over 18 years of experience working primarily in water quality and treatment, including the evaluation and design of water treatment facilities. Her recent focus has been on assisting water utilities with addressing PFAS contamination in their water supplies, including treatment evaluations and planning studies, pilot and full-scale demonstration studies, and detailed design and commissioning of PFAS treatment facilities.

Laura Norkute is a Project Manager at New Jersey American Water. She has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University. Laura has extensive experience with regulatory, compliance, engineering, and operations within private and public drinking water and wastewater utilities throughout the United States and Canada.

David Silverman is the Manager of Process Solutions for PSI Process, based in Middlesex, NJ. After graduating Cooper Union, he worked for many consulting firms, including Hazen and Sawyer, AECOM and Carollo, and also in construction and in operations. He has 28 years of experience.


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