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PFAS: Encouraging Results from OCWD Treatment Study – Update on Completed Project and Next Steps
In December 2019, OCWD launched a large testing program to evaluate effective treatment technologies to remove PFAS found in groundwater. With a particular focus on adsorption-based technologies, the objective was to determine which media are most efficient and cost-effective for removing PFAS to restore local drinking water supplies.

Working with Jacobs Engineering Inc., OCWD successfully completed more than a year’s worth of testing and data collection to measure the performance of different granular activated carbons and alternative “novel” adsorbents using laboratory methods across 10 different water retailers’ groundwaters, as well as a pilot-scale test of these media plus ion exchange resins.

Now, design and construction of full-scale treatment systems at various drinking water production wells is underway that will use IX or GAC (depending on the site). Alternative adsorbents may be utilized in the future based on promising findings from the treatment study.

In this webinar, OCWD and Jacobs will share an overview of the results from this study and a preview of what’s planned for piloting additional adsorbents in the program’s second phase.

Featured Speakers:
- Megan Plumlee, PhD, P.E., Director of Research, Orange County Water District
- Scott Grieco, PhD, P.E., Global Technology Leader, Jacobs

Jun 22, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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