The historical and future use of PFAS in firefighting foams
  • Lecture Theatre, Robbins Conference Centre, Gibbon Street

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Firefighting foams are key tools for the control and extinction of liquid fuel fires. 

This lecture traces the origins of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance) 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.

The talk will be given by Dr Jon Payne from the Angus International Safety Group, the world leader in the development of PFAS-free firefighting systems.

All are welcome to attend this event and no booking is required.

Email kate.schofield@plymouth.ac.uk for any queries.


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