Emerging contaminants, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), pose unique challenges to municipal drinking water suppliers due to evolving regulations and stakeholder concerns.
Integral Principal Avram Frankel, P.E., will moderate a panel and present on treating and maintaining safe water supplies at a National Groundwater Association conference on June 20, 2019. He will also deliver an afternoon presentation on “PFAS Wellhead Treatment Considerations—Intersection of Water Supply with Plume Remediation.”
Mr. Frankel’s presentation topics will include
- A case study on installation and acceptance of an optimized potable water wellhead treatment system. The system is now providing potable water that meets all regulatory criteria for a long-chain perfluoroalkyl acid.
- How significant challenges were met—including adapting to evolving performance targets, addressing uncertainty in handling waste streams, and balancing competing interests from participating parties.
- Increasing regulation of a broader suite of PFAS compounds and implications for treatment system design from a water supply
Mr. Frankel is a professional engineer, technical expert, and program manager with nearly 30 years of experience. With a focus on enhancing health and safety, restoration of drinking water aquifers, and delivery of potable water, he has overseen the design, costing, installation, and optimization of groundwater remediation and potable water treatment systems across the U.S. over a wide range of site scales, geologies, and technical complexities.
For more information, contact Mr. Frankel at firstname.lastname@example.org.