Florida Water Resources Journal Features Kimley-Horn PFAS Treatment Research
Mark Miller, P.E., and Evan Ghidella, E.I., Share Water Treatment Findings and Recommendations
About the Article
Emerging contaminants, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), and two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), were detected in the raw water supply from the City of Stuart’s drinking water wells. This environmentally persistent group of manmade chemicals is found in various types of water sources throughout the world, including tap water. These chemicals have been used in a wide variety of industrial and consumer products and pose health risks to humans from prolonged exposure.
The August 2020 Florida Water Resources Journal article “Dealing With Widespread Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Contamination” was co-authored by Mark Miller, P.E., Evan Ghidella, E.I., of Kimley-Horn, and David Peters, Public Works Director for the City of Stuart. The article discusses PFAS history, treatment and removal technologies, regulations, pre- and/or post-treatment opportunities, and lessons learned in implementing a full-scale pilot project for the potable water supply system to provide a sustainable water supply for the City’s future.
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