GSI Awarded Navy ESTCP Project ER-201633 To Characterize PFAS Contamination Footprint at DoD Sites

pfasSquareSmDr. John Kornuc from NAVFAC EXWC is leading a team consisting of GSI Environmental, Oregon State University, University of Notre Dame, and Colorado School of Mines that will characterize the total footprint of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at field sites. Total fluorine and individual PFAS analyses will be conducted to enable fingerprinting of AFFF-based sources as compared to non-AFFF sources. In addition, the team will determine the nature and extent of PFAS source areas at Navy and other DoD sites as well as identify factors such as soil characteristics and groundwater redox potential that affect the transport of PFASs that vary in carbon chain length and head group character.

GSI Environmental will be leading the detailed site investigation effort, including high-resolution sampling of source area, groundwater, surface water, soil, and sediment to evaluate the source, nature and extent of the PFAS contamination. Key team members include: Dr. Charles Newell, Poonam Kulkarni, Dr. Dave Adamson, and Elizabeth Piña.

For more information about the ESTCP project, please contact Dr. Charles Newell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 713-522-6300