Tuesday, June 4, 2024

 


08h45
Welcoming participants

Presidents:
• Laurence Lanoy, Lawyer in Environmental Law - Laurence Lanoy Avocats, France
• Dr. Frank Karg, SFSE & ARET, Court Expert, Scientific Director - HPC International, France & Germany



International Legal Context

09h15
Welcome speech & introduction to the congress
Dr. Frank Karg, Organization & President of International PFAS Congress


09h30

PFAS and Public Health Politics

Dr. Cyrille Isaac-Sibille, Secretary of the Social Affairs Committee, Member of Parliament, West and South of Lyon Métropole

09h45
Updates on the legal framework concerning PFAS substances: areas for development
Laurence Lanoy, Associate Lawyer, Specialist in environmental law - Laurence Lanoy Avocats, France


10h15

PFAS thresholds in European regulation: inconsistencies and ways for improvement
Elodie Bouhoulle, Project Manager - ISSeP, Scientific Institute of Public Service, Belgium


10h45

Coffee & Tea break


11h15

The articulation of public actions vis-à-vis environment and health matters during the 2023 Wallonia’s PFAS crisis
Bénédicte Heindrichs, General Director - Public Service of Wallonia - Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (SPW ARNE), Belgium


11h45

Latest trends in PFAS testing and regulations landscape: from ppb to ppq in water, serum and beyon
Mike Chang, Market Development Manager - Restek Corporation, USA


12h15

The importance of Identifying and Differentiating PFAS Sources in Groundwater via Multi-Vector-Analysis, based on Artificial Intelligence in the context of Forensic Expertise
Dr. Frank Karg, SFSE & ARET, Court Expert, Scientific Director - HPC International, France & Germany


12h45

Lunch



Identification & characterization of PFAS Sources

14h00

Vision of the Hazardous Waste Industry (HWE) for an efficient and righteous management of PFAS-containing waste in Europe
Nicolas Humez, Chairman - Hazardous Waste Europe (HWE), France


14h30

PFAS in firefoams: situation framing and analytical approach
Sylvain Mourard, Sales Manager France - Water & Environment, Mérieux NutriSciences, France


15h00

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in biosolids: geographical distribution and data from Quebec, Canada
Sébastien Sauvé, Full Professor - University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada


15h30

Coffee & Tea break


16h00

Challenges for Environmental Metrology for a better understanding of the sources and transfer of PFAS in the environment: contributions from R&D
Anne Togola, Environmental Monitoring Project manager - French Geological Survey (BRGM), France


16h30

Study of the fluorinated compounds (PFAS) contamination at a fire fighting training site : Presence and mobility
Quentin Dubois, PhD Student - Oceanic and Continental Environments and Paleoenvironments (EPOC) - CNRS, University of Bordeaux, France


17h00

The role of target screening PFAS and determination of ultra short chain PFAS in the PFASafe©-concept
• Anthony Passador, Product Manager - SGS Environmental Analytics, France

• Pieter Joos, Analytical and Quality R&D Expert - SGS Environmental Analytics, France


17h30

Background values of PFAS in soil and groundwater
Charlotte Colman, Soil Expert - Arcadis, Belgium


18h00

Measurements of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in ambient air in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Guillaume Salque-Moreton, Expert Engineer - Atmo Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France


18h30

End of day one

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, June 5, 2024

 


08h30
Welcoming participants


Presidents:

• Dr. Christophe Rousselle, ANSES, SFSE & ARET, France
• Dr. Frank Karg, SFSE & ARET, Court Expert, Scientific Director - HPC International, France & Germany



Site Investigations, Environmental Chemistry and Transfer Modelling

09h00

The future of responsible manufacturing: a multipronged approach
Cédric Triquet, Global Strategy and Avocacy Director Advanced Performance Materials - Chemours International Operations, Swiss


09h30

Lessons learned from on-going investigations at 16 fire department sites
Lars Van Passel, Technical Director - RSK Benelux, Belgium


10h00

Study of the contamination and impact of PFAS in the Fos-Berre area: introduction to the MATISSE project and initial results
Maelys Dijoux, PhD student CIFRE - ABO-ERG Environment / Aix-Marseille University, France


10h30

Coffee & Tea break


11h00

Measures PFAS FLUX for improved groundwater management and treatment
Erik Bosmans, Project Manager - iFLUX, Belgique


Environmental and Health Risk Assessments, Toxicology & Epidemiology


11h30

Children's Exposure to PFAS: the Importance of In Utero Exposure, Breastfeeding and Diet studied through the HELIX Cohort, using Physiologically Based PharmacoKinetic (PBPK) Modelling
Ophélia Gestin, Post-doctoral student in toxicokinetic modeling - French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks (INERIS), France


12h00
Lunch


13h15
Human Health Risk Assessment via Toxicological Exposure Risk Quantification (HRA & TERQ) of PFAS by the correct choice of TRVs and via the application of the Top Assay; according the SFSE PFAS Management Guideline (F.10)
Dr. Frank Karg, SFSE & ARET, Court Expert, Scientific Director - HPC International, France & Germany


13h45

Determination of sustainable health risk based soils standards for PFOA and PFOS with a combination of epidemiological data and a multimedia, one-compartment toxicokinetic and probabilistic model
Dr. Jérôme Petit, Principal Scientific Officer, Chronic Risks Department / Environment-Health Unit – ISSeP, Scientific Institute of Public Service, Belgium


14h15

Study of the endocrine activity of per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFAS) and development of an integrative methodology aimed at evaluating the residual toxicity of treated matrices
Louise Delor, Risk Assessment Project Manager - Spuma, France


14h45

Human biomonitoring around the metal shredders targeted on metals and others hazardous chemicals in Wallonia (Belgium)
Ingrid Ruthy, Project manager - ISSeP, Scientific Institute of Public Service, Belgium


15h15

Coffee & Tea break


Remediation Plans and Remediation Goals


15h45

Comparing the sustainability of active and passive groundwater containment systems for the treatment of PFAS plumes
• Mariangela Donati, District Manager - Regenesis, Italy
• Frédéric Leveau, Manager Contaminated Land - Ramboll, France


16h15

PFAS destruction via nonthermal plasma in (waste)water
Wouter De Weirdt, Owner - Tectero, Belgium


16h45

Efficient removal of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances from potable- and waste water with selective Lewatit® resins
Dr. Dirk Steinhilber, Technical Marketing Manager - Lanxess Deutchland, Germany


17h15

Process development for ultra-short chain PFAS using regenerable ion exchange resin
Francis Boodoo, Applications Director - Purolite, an Ecolab Company, USA


17h45

End of Day of Two

 

 

 

 


Thursday, June 6, 2024



09h00
Welcoming participants


Presidents:

• Philippe Rolland, ARET & IMDS and Substances Expert - Renault Group, France
• Dr. Frank Karg, SFSE & ARET, Court Expert, Scientific Director - HPC International, France & Germany



Treatment Technologies for Water, Soils, Sediments, Air & Emissions

09h30

Importance of non-toxic fluorinated polymers in everyday transport, particularly in automotive parts. What are the stakes, how is Renault Group organizing, what are the expectations?: Two textbook cases of good / and of bad substitution
Philippe Rolland, IMDS & Substances expert - Renault Group, France

10h00
Treatment of PFAS from industrial wastewater by advanced reduction process
Baptiste Mathon, R&D engineer - Treewater, France

10h30
Coffee & Tea break

11h00
New developments and advances in treating PFAS-contaminated soil and water
Nicolas Etard, Project Engineer - Züblin Umwelttechnik GmbH, France

11h30
PFAS treatment system built by ECT2 at Swedavia Arlanda Airport
Jeffrey Lewis, Managing Director - ECT2, Montrose Environmental Group, Sweden

12h00
In-situ treatments of PFAS in groundwater, soils and soil vapor (FTOH) and the application of protein Bio-Polymers: Advantages & Inconvenients
Dr. Frank Karg, SFSE & ARET, Court Expert, Scientific Director - HPC International, France & Germany

12h30
Lunch

13h45
Multicriteria comparison of three technologies for the treatment of 42 PFAS in drinking water using a comprehensive experimental approach
Delphine Steinmann, Research and Development Engineer - Suez, France

14h15
Catalytic remediation of PFAS contaminated groundwater
Dr. Silvan Staufert, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder - Oxyle, Swiss

14h45
Biopolymer based remediation of PFAS contaminated soils - On Site Treatment in leaching piles
Anja Wilken, Head of Project Management - Sensatec GmbH, Germany

15h15
Coffee & Tea break

15h45
Photoelectrocatalytic advanced oxidation processes for the degradation of fluorinated organic pollutants in afff-contaminated water and groundwater
• Silvia Franz, Associate Professor - Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
• Paolo Ronco, Research & Innovation Manager - Viacqua, Italy


Research & Development

16h15
Modified Natural Zeolites for the Treatment of PFAS Contaminated water
Cosimo Masini, CEO - DND Biotech, Italy

16h45
Collection of gas-phase PFAS Using Styrene-Divinylbenzene Resin
Jason Hoisington, Scientist - Restek Corporation, USA

17h15
Performance of reverse osmosis for the treatment of hazardous wastewater containing various concentrations and types of PFAS
Manon Granger-Delacroix, Expert Process Engineer - SARPI Veolia, France

17h45
Integrated remediation of PFAS-Contaminated Soil from a french firefighting facility
Muhammad Usman, Researcher - National School of Chemistry of Rennes (ENSCR), France

18h15
Discussion & Conclusions

18h30
End of the Congress