Emerging Contaminants

LimnoTech is actively engaged in some of the nation’s most difficult water quality challenges, including new threats to our aquatic ecosystems and water resources. Emerging contaminants are chemicals that may pose a suspected or newly discovered risk to human health and the environment. Poly- and perfluoroalkylated substances, or PFAS, have been increasingly recognized as a source of environmental concern by regulatory agencies throughout the US. Currently, PFOS and PFOA are of particular interest. Emerging contaminant issues often garner sensational headlines, but the problems are complex, the scientific understanding is often incomplete, and a one-size-fits-all solution is almost always inadequate. With our multi-disciplinary staff of scientists, engineers, and field personnel, we have the expertise and experience to understand the most complex emerging contaminant problems, and the creativity and resourcefulness to develop effective and workable solutions for our clients.

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Compounds of emerging concern can potentially affect the health of aquatic biological communities and may also pose a risk to humans. In recent years, PFAS such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) have been identified as a potential threat to public health. We have seen an increasing focus on the characterization and assessment of PFAS at industrial sites, airports, military installations, and in receiving waters and the broader environment. Methods are rapidly evolving to control the quality of analytical data, perform site characterizations, execute field sampling, and predict contaminant fate and transport for a range of PFAS compounds with widely differing chemical and toxicological characteristics.

LimnoTech has the capability to deliver effective and feasible solutions to the wide-ranging and complex problems caused by the full range of emerging contaminants. Our work, and the solutions we develop for our clients, is based on the most current scientific research, is tailored for each site’s specific risk, and is innovative, cost-effective, and able to withstand rigorous scientific and regulatory review. We offer a deep toolbox based on the best available science to identify and distill each problem and situation down to the core issue(s) and then develop sensible solutions. Our tools include field and in-plant sampling and testing methods, emergency treatment plans, advanced statistics, models, and spatial analysis. With over 40 years of experience and renowned industry expertise, LimnoTech will provide the solutions you need to solve your emerging contaminant challenges.

Talk to us. Contact Scott or Carrie discuss how we can help you with your emerging contaminant challenge.

Services

  • Chemical Fingerprinting & Forensics

  • Data Analysis & Interpretation

  • Ecological Risk Assessment

  • Fate & Transport Evaluation

  • Litigation Support & Expert Testimony

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • Sampling Program Design & Implementation

  • Site Investigation & Remediation

  • Source Identification & Mitigation

  • Water & Wastewater Treatment Plans

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  • LimnoTech has the capability to deliver effective and feasible solutions to the wide-ranging and complex problems caused by the full range of emerging contaminants. Our work, and the solutions we develop for our clients, is based on the most current scientific research, is tailored for each site’s specific risk, and is innovative, cost-effective, and able to withstand rigorous scientific and regulatory review.

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