News Center Maine highlights UMaine PFAS research

News Center Maine featured University of Maine researchers studying ways to predict PFAS absorption. Spearheaded by Ph.D. student Dilara Hatinoglu, students and researchers found out that by using a statistical model, they can calculate if a specific microplastic would absorb PFAS chemicals. “So if you know the statistical properties of the PFAS you’re interested in, you can simply run an algebraic operation to estimate how much it would absorb,” said Onur Apul, the project advisor and assistant professor of environmental engineering.