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Jeffrey I. Zink Inorganic Chemistry Seminar Series: Professor Jinyong Liu

October 25, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Flyer: Prof. Jinyong Liu Flyer

Title: “Photodegradation of PFAS: Mechanistic Insights and Technology Development”

Abstract: The list of PFAS pollutants is expanding rapidly. PFAS pollutants have various chain lengths and end functional groups. These structural features substantially impact the molecular reactivity under reductive and oxidative treatment. The efficacy and efficiency of PFAS degradation systems also depend on solution chemistry, such as pH and the source of reducing/oxidizing species. This presentation will summarize our recent findings from treating over 60 legacy and emerging PFAS structures. The structure-reactivity relationship and system performance improvement will benefit the design of remediation systems for most PFAS pollutants.