PFActS | A series of factsheets on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

December 3, 2020

Water Research Australia's PFActS series of factsheets have been designed to assist Australian and global water utilities navigate the risks, regulations, treatment options and monitoring recommendations specifically relating to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their occurrence in catchments, waste streams, drinking water treatment and wastewater treatment and reuse.

PFActS 1 is an introduction to the issue and discusses what PFAS are, where they come from, where and how they accumulate, and how this affects the operations of water utilities.

PFActS 2 introduces the ways in which PFAS can impact drinking water production and provides water treatment plant personnel with information to assist in risk analysis and mitigation exercises concerning both human and environmental health effects.

PFActS 3 is specifically aimed at recycled water providers (RWPs) operating wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), either municipal or industrial, which produce and supply recycled water for various end uses.