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Graphical abstract

Graphical abstract

Fresh off the press, the outcomes of our investigation into the sources of PFAS in municipal wastewater within the FATERISK Aqua project, funded by Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds (WWTF).
Some key messages:

  • Consumer products account for a dominant share of emissions for PFCAs, but not for PFSAs
  • The contribution of groundwater infiltration and surface runoff is greater than we hypothesised at the start of the study
  • The available information on legacy stocks, release and transformation processes is currently insufficient to explain the total observed loads for specific PFAS, particularly for PFOS, in urban municipal wastewater.

Check the full openaccess paper for many more results!