PFAS Remediation With Yanna Liang

Dr. Yanna Liang is a Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Environmental and Sustainable Engineering at the University of Albany. Dr. Liang researches pollution remediation, water treatment, and renewable energy sources. Prof. Liang discusses PFAS remediation with Jared Wesley Singer of the Water Justice Lab. The acronym PFAS is short for Poly- and per- FluoroAlkyl Substances–a diverse class of chemicals including the specific chemicals PFOA and PFOS. It’s fortuitous that our interview occured on Friday July 31st 2020, since on the previous day the NYS Department of Health officially established maximum contamination levels (MCLs) for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water at 10 parts per trillion (ppt), each.

You can learn more about Dr. Liang’s research at the webage of the “Sustainable Design Research Lab”.

Links:
Sustainable Design Research Lab Webpage:
vbrock30.wixsite.com/lianglab
Faculty webpage:
https://www.albany.edu/environmental-sustainable-engineering/faculty/yanna-liang
And Governor Cuomo’s announcement of PFOA and PFOS MCLs in drinking water:
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-first-nation-drinking-water-standard-emerging-contaminant-14-dioxane

Steffi Santos

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