19/09/2023 09:30 AM


19/09/2023 04:30 PM


Hybrid: BAM Branch Adlershof
Richard-Willstätter-Straße 11, 12489 Berlin
AND online (link will be provided after registration)

Organized by

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), focus areas Environment and Analytical Sciences

Branch Adlershof

Branch Adlershof

Source: BAM

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of more than 4700 chemical compounds originating from anthropogenic sources. PFAS have been used extensively in a variety of products and industries, due to their high chemical stability and resistance towards degradation by heat or corrosion. On the downside, these chemical properties imply non-degradability and PFAS have been increasingly linked to cause severe illnesses. As a result, the presence of these compounds in plants and animals especially in areas close to industrial and military locations and the human body all around the world has been recognized as a major challenge for future remediation work.

BAM is working on the development of analytical techniques for PFAS as well as remediation of PFAS contaminated matrices. Furthermore, BAM is involved in the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1349 "Fluorine-Specific Interactions" founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The main goal within this workshop will be the discussion of advantages and drawbacks of current state-of-the-art methods in contrast to various novel and less well-known techniques for PFAS analytics. After the first successful workshop in 2021, we will hold the workshop 2023 for the second time as hybrid event.

Read more about the CRC 1349 "Fluorine-Specific Interactions" here (German version only)


Source: FU Berlin


09:30-09:40Welcome and introduction/questionsF.-G. Simon (BAM)
09:40-10:00(Short-)Overview on PFAS analytic techniquesC. Vogel (BAM)
10:00-10:30"The first mass balance analysis of PFAS in air: Implications for reliable monitoring" - OnlineH. Lin (City Uni Hongkong),
N. Yamashita (AIST Japan)
10:30-11:00"Analysis techniques for ultrashort PFAS"D. Zahn (UFZ)
11:00-11:30"Ultrahigh-resolution 21 Tesla FT-ICR MS for suspect and non-targeted screening of PFAS" - OnlineJ. Blotevogel (CSIRO)

"Finding PFAS: data exchange to support suspect and non-target screening of PFAS"

- Online

E. Schymanski (Uni Luxemburg)
12:00-13:00Lunch break
13:00-13:15"The World of Fluorine-Specific Interactions"S. Riedel (FU Berlin)
13:15-13:45"Comparison of analytical approaches for PFAS sum-parameter analysis"B. Meermann (BAM)
13:45-14:15"PFAS in drinking water from UK and China - Comparison of LC-MS/MS and LC-Q-TOF/MS" - OnlineM. Abdallah (Uni Birmingham)
14:15-14:45"PFAS sensors"K. Rurack (BAM)
14:45-15:00Coffee break
15:00-15:30"Development of passive sampling methodologies for monitoring PFAS in the aquatic environment" - RecordingS. Kaserzon,
S. Gorji (Uni Queensland)
15:30-16:20Panel discussion - Future of PFAS analytics?Moderation: C. Vogel
16:20-16:30Summary – closing remarksC. Vogel (BAM)

Subject to changes.


The hybrid event is free of charge. The registration can be done via WebEx:

Registration "Advancements of Analytical Techniques for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) – Second Workshop 2023"

Now only online registration is possible.


Dr. Christian Vogel, e-mail:

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