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The historical and future use of PFAS in fire-fighting foams

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic Lecture/ Debate/Seminar


Firefighting foams are key tools for the control and extinction of liquid fuel fires. John's talk traced the origins of PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) use in foams, the switch from long to short chain PFAS, and the development of PFAS-free foams, with an emphasis on the physical chemistry processes that underlie foam properties and performance.

External organisation

NameRoyal Society of Chemistry Thomas Graham House
LocationScience Park Milton Road
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom