Per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) such as perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are man-made fluorosurfactants which have been used in the manufacture of firefighting foams and other products used in Australia and around the world.

Due to their oil and water repellent characteristics, PFAS have widespread applications, especially providing resistance to water and oil encroachment into a wide range of products such as clothes, carpet and paint. They were also used to manufacture aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), key ingredients in firefighting foams.

However, PFAS are extremely persistent in the environment and pose potentially adverse effects for the environment and human health due to their toxicity and bio-accumulating properties. In 2009, the Stockholm Convention added PFOS to the list of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

ChemCentre has developed capabilities to analyse for PFAS in water, soil samples, and biota to meet Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) requirements. We can also quantitate linear and branched isomers of some PFAS.

Choose a NATA accredited laboratory for analysing PFAS and utilises LC-MS/MS technology to detect PFAS accurately at very low levels, exceeding regulatory requirements.

With multiple LC-MS/MS instruments at our facility, we are well equipped to respond to your needs in a timely manner.

Since PFAS is an evolving issue in terms of the regulatory frameworks, on a state and national level, ChemCentre will progressively revise the scope of analytes and limits of detection to meet the demands of regulators and clients.

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