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Jacobs Awarded PFAS Treatment Testing Support Services Contract with the Orange County Water District

Jacobs is collaborating with the OCWD on the largest pilot program in the U.S. to identify a local treatment remedy for removing PFAS from groundwater

DALLAS, Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Jacobs(NYSE:J) has been selected by the Orange County Water District (OCWD) to provide treatment testing support services for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a family of oil and water-resistant chemicals found in numerous everyday consumer products and airport firefighting foams that have infiltrated groundwater supplies over several decades.

加州已经notification levels for PFOA and PFOS (two of the most common and widely detected PFAS) at 5.1 and 6.5 ng/L (parts per trillion) respectively, which are some of the most stringent values in the country. While the levels of PFAS in Orange County groundwater wells are relatively low, OCWD and its retail water agencies are exploring long-term solutions to ensure that water supplies continue to meet all state and federal water quality standards.

"Jacobs' unique ability to shape the industry forPFAS solutionsis drawn from our multidisciplinary capabilities in environmental, water, wastewater, solid waste, aviation and infrastructure," said Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President and Global Environmental Market Director Jan Walstrom. "We challenge today and reinvent tomorrow by integrating both proven and leading-edge detection and treatment technologies to address PFAS chemicals transported in drinking water, groundwater, surface water, wastewater, leachate and soil."

试点计划的目标是帮助橙县零售水机构确定最佳的PFAS治疗方法。Jacobs和OcWD将测试不同类型的粒状活性炭(GAC)和离子交换(IX)产品,以及刚刚在市场中出现的新型吸附剂,以确定哪些应用最适合橙县多样化的含水层水质和地球化学。

For more than a decade, Jacobs' water and environmental technologists have been supporting municipal, federal and commercial clients with PFAS assessment and treatment around the globe. Additionally, since 2013, the company has been working on multiple U.S. Department of Defense research projects for PFAS characterization, treatment and remediation. Jacobs' technologists and scientists are partnering with the world's leading academics to better characterize, understand behavior and develop increasingly effective cleanup technologies for PFAS in groundwater and soil.

在Jacobs,我们今天挑战了明天通过解决全球最关键的问题,以解决繁荣的城市,弹性环境,关键任务,运营进步,科学发现和尖端制造,将抽象创意转变为改变世界的现实为了好。Jacobs提供130亿美元的收入和约52,000的人才力量,提供了全面的专业服务,包括政府和私营部门的咨询,技术,科学和项目交付。访问www.mir-n.com并与雅各布连接Facebook,Instagram,LinkedInandTwitter

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