Ultrahigh-Resolution Fourier-Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry for Fingerprinting, Source Tracking, and Allocation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)
[Technical Report, Final Report]
COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINSCDM SmithNATIONAL HIGH MAGNETIC FIELD LAB TALLAHASSEE FLNAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND PORT HUENEME CA
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The widespread use of aqueous film-forming foams AFFFs for hydrocarbon fuel firefighting has created an environmental legacy for the U.S. Department of Defense DoD as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances PFASs continue to cause sustained groundwater plume development. However, PFASs have been widely used in industrial and consumer products due to heat, oil and water resistance, and PFASs leaching from landfills, wastewater treatment plants WWTPs and other sources may lead to co-located plume development. The overarching objective of this Limited Scope Project was to apply ultrahigh-resolution Fourier-Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry FT-ICR MS to identify compounds in AFFFs at the molecular level that can be used to guide the development of novel analytical approaches to identify unique marker compounds for AFFF fingerprinting and PFAS source allocation, and catalogue PFASs associated with AFFF releases.
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
- Water Pollution and Control