PFOS / PFAS Testing Suite Evolution, Reporting and Naming Conventions
PFOS, PFOA, and PFCs have been terminology used in recent years with a number of suites provided. Increasingly the science community are referring to these fluorosurfactant compounds as PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkylated substances) and asking for new chemicals to be added in the absence of Australian regulation (until now).
Over the years ALS has offered a variety of suites of PFAS compounds generally three, four or 20 PFAS analytes. After a comprehensive review of chemicals tested internationally and discussion with local experts, ALS has now validated (and accredited) a further extended list of PFAS chemicals in water with soil soon to follow.
The extended suite (ALS code EP231X) is now available at no additional cost to quoted rates for the former extended PFC suites (ALS code EP231PFC) through simply requesting EP231X on COCs.
What else is in this article?
- WA interim guideline on the assessment and management of PFAS
- PFAS naming convention
- PFAS summation reporting changes and inclusions
- Sampling considerations