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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
CountryUnited Kingdom