Topic: Contaminants

  • The Future of PFAS


     “The Future of PFAS” looks at EPA regulation, disposal management, the future of destruction technologies and how to create a more sustainable path forward in treating the “forever chemicals” in our water. Presenters are Ashley Greene, EPA; Cindy Frickle, EPA; David Trueba, CEO, Revive Environmental; and Angela Rodriguez, Ph. D, Applications Engineer, Calgon Carbon. WQRF…

  • WQRF Research Update: PFAS Surrogate Study


    We discuss the recently completed PFAS Surrogate Study. Dr. Madjid Mohseni will join to explain the investigation into the development of surrogate compounds that will cover multiple PFAS for product certification testing of water treatment media specific to POU/POE products. WQRF is hosting Summer School, a series of free webinars offered monthly, May through August.…

  • WQRF kicks off ‘Summer School’ series


    Free monthly webinars focus on hot topics in water LISLE, Ill. – Free monthly webinars geared to stakeholders in water quality will kick off next week, sponsored by the Water Quality Research Foundation. Each WQRF Summer School session offers 0.1 Continuing Professional Development credit toward recertification for WQA-certified water treatment pros. Class is in session…

  • WQA’s Yeggy offers 2024 predictions


    WQA Technical Affairs Director Eric Yeggy is making his annual new year appearance on WQA Radio, sharing his 2024 predictions.

  • WQA issues call for 2024 Convention presentations


    The Water Quality Association is inviting potential speakers to submit proposals for education sessions for the 2024 WQA Convention & Exposition on March 5-7, 2024, in Orlando, FL. The convention theme is “Catalyst.”

  • POU/POE viable for SDWA compliance, study finds


    A research study funded by the Water Quality Research Foundation has been published in AWWA Water Science, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal of research on the science, engineering and social aspects of water. The University of Massachusetts Amherst study demonstrates how Community Water Systems can examine three different factors together to determine whether it’s better to…

  • International Trends Report – BPA Regulations in Food Contact Materials (FCMs)


    A resource that looks at international laws and regulations focused on Bisphenol A (BPA) and structural homologs in Food Contact Materials (FCMs). This report reviews the legislative histories associated with such laws and the development of science and research by regulatory bodies.

  • “Gary the Water Guy” is guest on WQA Radio podcast


    This week’s episode of WQA Radio features a conversation with Gary Beutler, also known as “Gary the Water Guy.” Beutler owns the Water Store in Midland, Ontario, Canada, and also has his own YouTube channel. “Gary the Water Guy” produces videos on a weekly basis to teach, inform and help consumers understand water quality and…

  • WQA Consumer Opinion Study


    Once every two years, the Water Quality Association commissions a national study to gather data on U.S. consumers’ evolving attitudes toward water and water treatment. The 2023 study shows that consumers report being far more concerned about quality of their household water supply this year than in any previous study. Survey results also indicated that…

  • PFAS


    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of man-made chemicals that contain carbon, fluorine, and other elements. These chemicals have been in use since the 1940s and are found in a variety of products including firefighting foams, household products such as non-stick cookware, food packaging, and stain and water repellants.