CALL FOR PAPERS Poly- and Per-Fluoroalkyl Substances: Where, What, When, Why, Who, and How. 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition “Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes” San Francisco, California April 2-6, 2017

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

  Poly- and Per-Fluoroalkyl Substances:  Where, What, When, Why, Who, and How

 

253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition

“Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes”

San Francisco, California

April 2-6, 2017

 

Abstract Deadline: October 31, 2016

 

Occurrence of poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the environment and biota has gained global attention because PFASs are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic.  Long-chain PFASs, particularly

perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), have been intensively studied over the past few decades, while advances in analytical method development have identified legacy and new long-chain and short-chain PFASs in different natural and engineered environments. 

 

This symposium will focus on recent advances in analytical methods for PFASs; environmental source, fate and transport of legacy and newly identified PFASs; toxicological effects on humans and wildlife; risk management, remediation technologies and strategies for PFASs. 

 

The topics that would be covered in this session are, but are not limited to:

 

  • Novel analytical methods for identifying legacy and new PFASs.
  • Novel treatment methods or materials for removing PFASs from water, wastewater, and groundwater.
  • Toxicological effects of PFASs
  • Risk management of PFASs
  • Source, fate and transport of PFASs in the environment and engineered systems.

 

Please submit your abstracts using the ACS Meeting Abstracts Programming System (MAPS) at https://maps.acs.org.  General information about the conference can be found at www.acs.org/meetings.  Any other inquiries should be directed to the symposium organizers:

Kung-Hui Chu, Texas A&M University, kchu@civil.tamu.edu

Jinxia Liu, McGill University, jinxia.liu@mcgill.ca

Linda Lee, Purdue University, lslee@purdue.edu

Virginia Yingling, Minnesota Dept. of Health, virginia.yingling@state.mn.us