Over the past few years, PFAS have transformed from an emerging threat to a global concern. PFAS compounds have been used in many products and detected in groundwater, soil, and human blood worldwide. Our PFAS team was developed with the goal to help clients by gathering rapidly developing information on sampling, analytical, and treatment techniques and state and federal regulations. Our team is composed of leading experts in environmental engineering, hydrogeologic assessment, industrial hygiene, and water/wastewater treatment system design.
Much care is necessary when sampling PFAS due to the high risk of cross contamination for this group of chemicals. Our experts have developed a thorough standard operating procedure that complies with state and federal procedure guidelines and meets the need of obtaining laboratory data that may be used in assessing potential PFAS contamination. We have served residential, municipal, and industrial clients throughout Michigan concerned with the quality of drinking water, compliance with criteria, or site liability due to PFAS contamination.
To mitigate existing PFAS issues, a proper evaluation of the PFAS source is necessary. Industries that have used these compounds need to review how PFAS-containing materials were used in their process, materials and waste products were managed, and the possibility these materials may still be present. Industries who discontinued using these compounds are reportedly finding significant quantities in process vessels and piping. Steps should be taken to eliminate or reduce the PFAS by replacing PFAS products with more environmentally-friendly alternatives, and cleaning/replacing impacted equipment. Our experienced professionals are continually helping clients with source evaluation through PFAS sampling and analysis as well as providing support with monitoring, reporting, and remedial/treatment engineering.
FTCH help clients accurately determine the extension of PFAS contamination based on specific site characteristics. By using the FTCH process for sampling and handling PFAS substances, our well-trained field team and experienced experts provide feasible, business-oriented, and cost-effective sampling solutions to develop practical hydrogeological investigation and remediation strategies. We will help clients evaluate site and financial liability while successfully mitigating existing site contamination. At FTCH, we provide the data and results, help you understand the meaning and implications, and a proper communication strategy moving forward.
Our expert team of engineers and scientists can help clients find the most efficient and economical solution to treat drinking or wastewater and remediate PFAS-contaminated sites. Fishbeck’s remediation/treatment services encompass drinking water treatment systems to achieve below criteria levels, wastewater treatment system, process modification, waste minimization and management, and feasibility studies to evaluate the cost and effectiveness of different remediation strategies. Further, FTCH constantly supports research efforts to develop strategies for PFAS remediation.