As regulations on the group of chemicals known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, continue to grow in states including California, insight on PFAS occurrence, mitigation, and treatment is needed. Avram Frankel, P.E., Integral Principal, will present at Law Seminars International’s Conference on PFAS Litigation to be held on December 9–10, 2019, in San Diego, California. The cutting-edge conference spans topics including evolving regulations, forensic techniques, theories of liability and lines of defense, valuation, and case studies.
On December 9, Mr. Frankel will present a 10:00–10:45 a.m. session on “PFAS Occurrence and Treatment: Key Observations,” where he will review:
- Examples of PFAS occurrence data in light of evolving regulations
- How occurrence data are often misrepresented
- Common misperceptions about PFAS
- Mitigation options for drinking water sources
- Proven and developing water treatment technologies
- Lessons from implementation of drinking water treatment systems including responses to initial detections
- Treatment technology residuals management challenges.
In addition, based on Mr. Frankel’s extensive experience assessing claims for emerging contaminants past and present, he will discuss how current PFAS challenges relate to past responses to other emerging contaminants.
A civil and environmental engineer licensed in California, Oregon, Georgia, and Washington, Mr. Frankel has spent a large portion of his career addressing emerging contaminants including hexavalent chromium, perchlorate, 1,4-dioxane, PFAS, and 1,2,3-trichloropropane. He has overseen the design, costing, installation, and optimization of groundwater remediation and potable water treatment systems across the U.S. Both a practitioner and technical expert, he currently serves as a testifying expert in many drinking water matters.
For more information about Integral’s PFAS and engineering services, contact Mr. Frankel at firstname.lastname@example.org.