October 31, 2019

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Geosyntec Practitioners Co-Author Several Posters on PFAS at the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting

Geosyntec practitioners delivered a number of presentations at the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario on November 3-7, 2019.

Several Geosyntec practitioners presented posters on the topic of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, at the recent Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.

PFAS are a family of thousands of man-made compounds that are emerging as potential hazards to human and ecological health due in part to their longevity and persistence in the environment. Geosyntec is considered a leader in the industry in the areas of PFAS assessment and remediation, and SETAC presented an opportunity to inform the industry about the advances we have been able to make.

SETAC celebrated 40 years of science at the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Scientists from all sectors – academia, business, government, nonprofit, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations – met and worked together to find solutions for environmental challenges at regional and global scales. The theme of the meeting, "Great Together: Separate Challenges and Collective Solutions," called upon scientists to take responsibility for the environment.

SETAC is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional organization comprised of more than 6,000 individuals and institutions in l00 countries dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regula­­­­­­tion of natural resources, research and development, and environmental education. Its mission is to support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.

Geosyntec Presentations

Title: Framework for Assessing Risks to Threatened and Endangered Aquatic Life at PFAS Impacted Sites
Presenter: Jennifer Arblaster
Session: Understanding Risks from Exposures to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Type: Poster
Location: Exhibit Hall
ID/Time: TP306, Tuesday 8:00 a.m.

Title: Guidance for Assessing the Ecological Risks of Threatened and Endangered Species at Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)-Impacted Sites
Presenter: Jason Conder
Session: Understanding Risks from Exposures to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Type: Poster
Location: Exhibit Hall
ID/Time: TP30, Tuesday 8:00 a.m.

Title: Selection of Bioaccumulation Metrics for Use in Empirical PFAS Food Web Modeling for Threatened and Endangered Wildlife Species
Presenter: Emily Larson
Session: Understanding Risks from Exposures to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Type: Poster
Location: Exhibit Hall
ID/Time: TP305, Tuesday 8:00 a.m.

Title: Selection of Toxicity Reference Values (TRVs) for Use in Ecological Risk Assessment of Threatened and Endangered Species at AFFF Impacted Sites
Presenter: Emily Larson
Session: Understanding Risks from Exposures to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Type: Poster
Location: Exhibit Hall
ID/Time: TP304, Tuesday 8:00 a.m.

Title: Peeping at Background - Porewater Passive Sampling to Quantify Naturally Occurring Metals in Anoxic Sediment
Presenter: Florent Risacher
Session: Advances in Passive Sampling Across Environmental Compartments - Part 2
Type: Platform
Location: 716A
ID/Time: 567, Wednesday 3:00 p.m.

Title: Actively Shaken In Situ Deployment: An Innovative Approach to Accelerate Equilibrium in Passive Samplers
Presenter: Mehregan Jalalizadeh
Session: Advances in Passive Sampling Across Environmental Compartments - Part 2
Type: Platform
Location: 716A
ID/Time: 569, Wednesday 3:40 p.m.

Title: Gravel Bed Reactors: Semi-Passive Water Treatment of Metals and Inorganics
Presenter: Rachel James
Session: Fate and Effects of Metals: Biogeochemical Perspective
Type: Platform
Location: 717B
ID/Time: 650, Thursday 11:00 a.m.

Title: The Use of Numerical Models to Assess and Inform the Design of Environmental River Valley Risk Management Measures
Presenter: Danielle M Thorson
Session: Toronto Flood Protection and River Building Project - Part 2
Type: Platform
Location: Hall F
ID/Time: 761, Thursday 1:40 p.m.

Title: Construction of Integrated Reactive and Low Permeability Barriers for Future Sediment and Surface Water Protection in the New River
Presenter: Danielle M Thorson
Session: Toronto Flood Protection and River Building Project - Part 2
Type: Platform
Location: Hall F
ID/Time: 762, Thursday 2:00 p.m.

Title: Isotherm and Non-aqueous Phase Liquid Treatability Tests in Support of a Horizontal Barrier System Design for the Port Lands Flood Protection Project
Presenter: Karen M. Bechard
Session: Toronto Flood Protection and River Building Project - Part 2
Type: Platform
Location: Hall F
ID/Time: 763, Thursday 3:00 p.m.

Title: Subsistence Fish Consumption in Alaska: Using Regional Monitoring Data to Evaluate Risk and Bioavailability of Dietary Methylmercury
Presenter: Kristin Nielsen Bridges
Session: Fate and Effects of Metals: Regulatory and Risk Assessment
Type: Platform
Location: 717B

Coauthored Presentations

Title: Sorption of PFAS to Rock.
Coauther: Omneya El-Sharnouby, Ph.D.

Title: Non-Targeted Fingerprinting of Contaminated Waters Using Passive Samplers Analyzed Using Benchtop NMR Spectroscopy.
Coauthors: Julie Konzuk, Ph.D., Carol Cheyne

More Information

About the event: https://toronto.setac.org/
About SETAC: https://www.setac.org/default.aspx
For consultation regarding PFAS, remediation, or passive sampling, contact Karen Bechard to coordinate a meeting or to find out more: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..