PFAS IN AIR & EMISSIONS

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PACE® HELPS BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY PROTECT THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES FROM THE DANGERS OF AIRBORNE PFAS.

THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE AIR

For state and local governments, the most common example of air emissions testing involves stack emissions from industry. Sampling stack emissions requires specialized sampling equipment to be placed inside the stack by qualified personnel and then tested using the appropriate test for the suspected contaminants.

EPA TO UPDATE PFAS DISPOSAL GUIDANCE

Incineration has long-been a preferred method for disposing of industrial waste and chemical stockpiles. Unfortunately, new evidence suggests that “thermal destruction” isn’t as effective as once thought. Soil, ash, groundwater, and air samples taken from incinerator sites and surrounding neighborhoods have shown elevated levels of PFAS. The EPA plans to issue updated guidance on destruction and disposal methods by fall of 2023. In the meantime, the agency is also considering listing certain PFAS as hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.

PRIMARY TEST METHOD FOR AIR & EMISSIONS

Currently, the only method published by the EPA for analyzing air and emissions is OTM-45. An OTM method is an analytical method that has not gone through the extensive federal rulemaking process but can be used for regulatory action. Pace® uses OTM-45 to test stack emissions for PFAS. The EPA plans to draft a method for measuring additional PFAS in air by fall of 2022.

TESTING IMPACTED MATRICES

As the EPA ramps up its focus on PFAS remediation though legislation such as CWA, TSCA, and CERCLA, many Pace® customers have implemented sampling programs for the matrices that can be impacted by airborne PFAS.

REASONS TO CHOOSE PACE®

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EXPERIENCED

Pace® has been an industry leader in persistent organic pollutant testing for over three decades.
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CERTIFIED

We’re certified/accredited by NELAC, ISO, DOD, DOE, and in every state with a PFAS lab certification program.

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RELIABLE

For emergencies, our Rapid Response Team can provide defensible results in as little as 24 hours.

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COMMITTED

We are committed to helping our customers advance their important work through building strong relationships, delivering upon expectations, and providing exceptional customer service.

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ADVANCED

We can test for PFAS in both solid and aqueous matrices, including potable and non-potable waters, soils, and biota.

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INNOVATIVE

We’re on the leading edge of science, working with EPA, DOD, ASTM, and others to develop new methods for analyzing PFAS.

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