National Sales Manager, PFAS and Ultratrace
SGS North America
Geoff Pellechia- Bio National Sales Manager, PFAS and Ultratrace Practice Leader, SGS North America Geoff Pellechia is currently the National Sales Manager for both SGS PFAS and Ultratrace Practice within SGS North America. He started his career in Portland, ME in 1990 with the Consulting Firm EC Jordan and stayed with the firm for more than 16 years. Mr. Pellechia has specific expertise in Emerging Contaminants, developing analytical programs and customer support. Mr. Pellechia has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Sales and Logistics from the University of Maine, Orono-minor in chemistry from Duquesne U.
POSTER- PFAS in Waste- Occurrences, Risks, and Treatment
POSTER Presentation PFAS AND WASTE – Occurrences, Risk, and Treatment-What to do with it now? Abstract Geoffrey Pellechia, SGS North America PFAS are a class of synthetic fluorinated chemicals used in many industrial and consumer products, including defense-related applications. They are persistent - found at low levels in the environment - and bio-accumulate. Landfills are the final resting place for many products containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their presence have been reported in landfill leachates. The EPA is concerned, under current management practices, of the potential for eventual PFAS discharge to the broader environment through landfill leachates. Therefore, landfilling of PFAS-impacted solid wastes is not currently considered to be a suitable waste management solution. Thermal treatment and incineration are considered another option for PFAS impacted waste, however, this technology has its own drawbacks and issues. In this presentation, we discuss environmental issues that arise using both these technologies.