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PFAS – News and Features

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Industry Insight

Unraveling the Impact of PFAS

At analytica 2024, Technology Networks spoke with Dr. Susanne Soelter, field application specialist at Agilent, to learn more about the impact of PFAS and the challenges that come with PFAS testing.
The entrance to Bruker’s new production facility in Bremen, Germany.
Industry Insight

Bruker Unveils New, Sustainable Manufacturing Facility in Bremen

Bruker Corporation officially opened its new production facility in Bremen – one of Germany’s major science hubs – last week. Technology Networks visited the facility to learn about its low carbon footprint and how it will support Bruker's commitment to innovation and collaboration.
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News

Turning Waste Beer Yeast Into Water Filters

Engineered yeast-containing hydrogel capsules could be used to remove lead from contaminated water rapidly and inexpensively. The work could be especially useful in low-income areas with high lead contamination.
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Article

Water Analysis: A Pollution Solution?

Water represents a means to hydrate, wash, cook, clean and even to dispose of waste, but these activities are not without consequences. This article will discuss current areas of concern in water quality analysis and highlight some of the key techniques in detection and remediation efforts.
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News

UV Method Helps To Clean Up Harmful PFAS

A new photo-electrochemical treatment method for highly contaminated water can near-completely destroy harmful pollutants introduced by firefighting foams.
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News

Microplastics: What’s the Latest Research?

Exploring the latest scientific research on microplastics, their environmental impact and novel remediation strategies.
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Article

Protecting Our Oceans Starts With Testing – Part One

The analytical testing of our oceans is paramount to check for the presence and concentrations of pollutants, helping protect human health and biodiversity. The resulting data can also help to ensure compliance and give insights into climate change.
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News

PFAS Identified in Pesticides Used on British Fruit and Veg

In a new investigation, Pesticide Action Network UK says it identified 10 different PFAS-containing pesticides used on UK fruit and vegetables.
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News

Shrimp and Lobster Dishes May Come With Elevated PFAS Risk

The researchers warn that safety standards for PFAS are urgently needed in seafood.
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News

Global Source Water Exceeds PFAS Safe Drinking Limits

A new UNSW-led international study, published today in Nature Geoscience, assessed the levels of PFAS contamination in surface and ground water around the globe.
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