EGU22-13566
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-13566
EGU General Assembly 2022
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PFAS as a test bed for the EU Green Deal zero pollution ambition from refractory and mobile organic chemicals: technologies, solutions and strategies developed under the H2020 project SCENARIOS

Francesco Dondero and the SCENARIOS TEAM*
Francesco Dondero and the SCENARIOS TEAM
  • Università del Piemonte Orientale, Department of Science and Technological Innovation, Alessandria, Italy (francesco.dondero@uniupo.it)
  • *A full list of authors appears at the end of the abstract

In the last decade, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been added to the list of pollutants of concern because they are persistent and potentially carcinogenic and have a high bioaccumulation rate. PFASs are detected in numerous environmental matrices, confirming their high persistence and mobility in the environment. In addition, the chemical structure of PFAS and their reactivity pose a technological challenge for remediation efforts. SCENARIOS is an H2020 research and innovation project involving 19 partners from 11 countries. The main objective is to fill knowledge gaps and achieve breakthrough TRL advances in toxicological assessment, congener detection and remediation of PFAS with unprecedented energy balance and virtually no external chemical additives, supporting EU countries in decision-making related to environmental safety and human health. The project will evaluate and develop state-of-the-art technologies and strategies for the detection, quantification, control, and elimination of PFAS in soil, vadose zone, and water by targeting outcomes within the 4 remediation quadrants: In-situ Soil, In-situ Water, Ex-situ Soil, and Ex-situ Water. Likewise, the project is developing a set of solutions to control pollution and remediate PFAS contaminated soils (agricultural and industrial) and groundwater. All these solutions will comply with the principle of green chemistry, zeroenergy, sustainability and circular economy. This paper presents the project progress in PFAS detection, monitoring and remediation.

SCENARIOS TEAM:

Francesco Dondero Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale IT Angelo Corallo Università del Salento IT Antonio Calisi Università del Salento IT Tiziano Verri Università del Salento IT Gisela Soley Comet Gesinco SL ES Fausto Sainz Comet Gesinco SL ES Ofer Dahan Ben Gurion University of Negev IS George Voyiatzis The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) GR Christos Aggelopulos The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) GR Christos TsakiroglouThe Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) GR Juan C. Sanchez-Hernandez Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha ES Albert Braeuning German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment D Thorsten Buhrke German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment D David Waxman Sensoil Innovations Ltd IS Mihaela Mirea LOMARTOV ES Mihaela Mirea LOMARTOV ES Evelina Castellana LOMARTOV ES Tommaso Serchi Luxembourg Instritute of Science and Technology LU Harry Sarimveis National Technical University of Athens GR Antreas Afantitis Novamechanics LTD CY Dario Greco Tampere University FI Iseult Lynch University of Birmingham UK Helena Hinrichsen Envytech Solution AB SE Marinella Bertolotti Azienda Ospedaliera Alessandria (Alessandria Hospital) IT Knud Erik S. Klint GEO DK Eduard Loscos IDP Ingenieria y Arquitectura Iberia, SL ES Mikel Borras IDP Ingenieria y Arquitectura Iberia, SL ES Greta Immobile Molaro Polo d'innovazione di Genomica, Genetica e Biologia Società Consortile r.l IT

How to cite: Dondero, F. and the SCENARIOS TEAM: PFAS as a test bed for the EU Green Deal zero pollution ambition from refractory and mobile organic chemicals: technologies, solutions and strategies developed under the H2020 project SCENARIOS, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-13566, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-13566, 2022.

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