Remediating Contaminated Sites by Persistent, Mobile, and Toxic Substances: H2020 Projects Case Studies & Results

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April 16, 2024

On April 10, the joint webinar on “Remediating Contaminated Sites by Persistent, Mobile, and Toxic Substances: H2020 Projects Case Studies & Results” took place. The webinar was a collaboration with our sister projects ZeroPM and SCENARIOS. It was organised with the help of the Horizon Results Booster. The projects tackle the health risks posed by Persistent, Mobile, and Toxic Substances.

The webinar was opend by Sofia Hinzi from Horizon Results Booster, followed by Sarah Hale (German Water Center), who spoke about the importance of the contribution of the projects  to EU's zero pollution and health policy.

The first PROMISCES speaker, Alexander Sperlich (Berliner Wasserbetriebe), gave a presentation on “Removal of PFAS from Groundwater with High DOC Concentration” (Case Study 1). In addition to his presentation, he provided an overview of the PROMISCES project and its objectives.

Afterwards, our second PROMISCES speaker, Ali Batikh (BRGM, COLAS, IPGP), presented the topic "Mobilization of PFAS from Heterogeneous Soils: Desorption by Ethanol/Xanthan Gum Mixture" within the context of PROMISCES Case Study 6.

The final presentation from our team was given by Ali Hydar (Università Politecnica delle Marche), who offered a detailed examination of "Transfer and Conversion of PFAS during Sediment Treatment" in the context of our Case Study 5.

The PROMISCES presentations were followed by two ZeroPM speakers, Marcel Riegel (German Water Center) and Nasos Stasinakis (University of the Aegean). The talks concentrated on PFAS removal from water using a combination of activated carbon and ion exchange and the occurrence, fate during treatment and environmental risks of PFAS in sewage sludge.

The final talk was given by Helena Hinrichsen (Envytech Solutions AB) about innovative treatment methods providing sustainable options for PFAS water treatment currently researched by the SCENARIOS project.

The webinar was attended by about 125 participants.

If you missed the chance to take part in the webinar, you can find the recording on our sister project's YouTube channel.

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