PFAS Treatment, Sources, Testing and Disposal — What F&B Manufacturers Must Know

Food, Food Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Food Sustainability & Environment,
  • Thursday, June 23, 2022

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been present in commercial and industrial products since the 1940s. However, only recently have the consequences of this been investigated and mitigation measures deployed. PFAS are of great concern since they are highly resistant to biodegradation which complicates their treatment. In addition, PFAS are bioaccumulative which increases their health risks. The presence of PFAS in surface waters, groundwater, wastewater, soil and air affects the environment and is of increasing concern. Food and Beverage (F&B) manufacturers can prioritize this problem by installing effective PFAS treatment solutions. F&B manufacturers need to understand this growing challenge and implement a holistic approach to evaluate and mitigate this growing concern using innovative technologies that best suit their specific needs.

In this webinar, the featured speaker will provide an overview of the PFAS landscape as it relates to F&B manufacturing. The speaker will cover what regulations exist as well as the sources and types of PFAS. Attendees will learn about sample and testing requirements, treatment approaches and issues around disposal and destruction. The speaker will also discuss a case study where a multinational F&B company integrated a PFAS treatment solution.


John Peichel, SUEZ

John Peichel, Global Market Developer, SUEZ

John Peichel is a Global Market Developer at SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions located in Minnetonka, MN. He has over 31 years of experience in industrial water treatment using membranes. During his career, he has worked in engineering, sales and product management. Currently, Mr. Peichel is responsible for research and development of new markets involving advanced filtration and separation technologies and related products including reverse osmosis, nano-filtration, ultrafiltration, microfiltration and electro-separations with an emphasis on valuable selectivity, lower energy, higher water recovery and robust process applications. He has been focused on the PFAS market for over nearly four years.


Mr. Peichel’s experience includes all aspects of new product innovation, development and commercialization. His expertise also covers system design and operation as they relate to the needs of industrial customers in power, beverage, pharmaceutical, municipal and chemical processing. He has performed numerous technical training seminars throughout the world focused on membrane systems. He has a passion for technology and science and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt in both DMAIC and DFSS processes. Mr. Peichel is a graduate in physics from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN.

As a global water treatment company, SUEZ — Water Technologies and Solutions offers the most comprehensive set of chemical and equipment solutions and services available, helping their customers manage and optimize their water resources and process challenges across industries and municipalities. It is SUEZ’s goal to enable their customers to meet increasing water demands and population needs, overcome scarcity challenges, enhance their environmental stewardship and comply with regulatory requirements. SUEZ partners with their customers to help them reduce costs and prepare for the evolving demands of their industry.

SUEZ — Water Technologies & Solutions business unit is headquartered in Trevose, PA with manufacturing, service and R&D centers located around the globe.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Consulting
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS)

What You Will Learn

The featured speaker will discuss a case study where a multinational Food & Beverage (F&B) company worked to integrate a PFAS treatment solution. Webinar attendees will understand:

  • PFAS issues specific to the F&B industry
  • Options for sampling and testing
  • Available treatment solutions
  • Alternatives for disposal and destruction

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At SUEZ — Water Technologies and Solutions, we know that a bottling facility has different needs than a brewery, snack foods manufacturer or pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. Our industry experts partner closely with you, targeting specific challenges including production uptime, water conservation, and cleaning regulations. Improve operational efficiency. Increase resource recovery. Reduce climate related risks. Differentiate your brand.

With solutions tailored to your specific region and industry, SUEZ — Water Technologies and Solutions empowers your business to succeed.

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