AAEES Announces Interactive Webinar to Discuss Orange County Water District’s Award Winning PFAS Treatment Study

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

AAEES Announces Interactive Webinar to Discuss Orange County Water District’s Award Winning PFAS Treatment Study.

Annapolis, Maryland Release: March 14, 2022.  For Immediate Release --  AAEES will be holding an interactive webinar on Wednesday March 23, 2022 at noon Eastern | 9:00 AM Pacific.  Dr. Meeta Pannu, Senior Scientist at the Orange County Water District, will be presenting The OCWD PFAS Treatment Study. This project won an Honor Award in the Research category of The AAEES 2021 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science™ Award Competition.

This webinar will present results and lessons learned from Orange County Water District's (OCWD's) large pilot testing program that evaluated the performance of 14 different adsorbents, including traditional granular activated carbon (GAC) and ion-exchange (IX) products as well as alternative adsorbents, to remove PFAS from the groundwater. In parallel, complimentary laboratory-scale testing of GAC and the crushable alternative adsorbents was also completed. The objective was to determine which of these media are most efficient at removing PFAS for Orange County water agencies for the best value considering the local groundwater geochemistry.

Treatment of PFAS at drinking water production wells throughout north and central Orange County will allow the local water agencies to utilize local groundwater instead of purchasing costly imported water (approximately two times greater cost).

Manmeet "Meeta" Pannu, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist in the Research and Development (R&D) Department of Orange County Water District (OCWD) at OCWD Field Headquarters in Anaheim, California.

The webinar will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability. The virtual event is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Registration for the webinar costs $30 for AAEES members, $40 for non-members. Students are welcome to attend the webinar free of charge.

AAEES Members earn 1.5 PDHs for attending this virtual event. People interested in attending this virtual event can register here: Webinar Registration

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists® is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization serving the Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science professions by providing Board Certification to those who qualify through experience and testing. The Academy also provides interactive webinars presented by industry experts, participates in accrediting universities, publishes a periodical and other reference material, interacts with students and young professionals, sponsors a university lecture series, and rewards outstanding achievements through its international awards program.
Full information can be found on the website: https://www.aaees.org 
Contact info:
Name: Marisa Waterman
Email: Mwaterman@aaees.org
Organization: American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES)
Address: 147 Old Solomons Island Road, Suite 303 Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-266-3311