Host: Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich (ETHZ)
Duration: 36 months
Scientific deliverables: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
Supervisor: Martin Scheringer
Co-supervisor: Ian Cousins
Main WP: 3
Co-WPs: 1, 2, 4
Enrolment in Doctoral degree: ETHZ
To determine if fluorinated and non-fluorinated alternatives are safer, more sustainable alternatives to long-chain PFASs in selected consumer products and to propose options for the assessment, regulation and management of alternative PFASs where necessary.
HSF/Knepper (M13, 4w), for training on chemistry of PFASs; OECD (M22, 4w), to learn about international programs and OECD activities on PFASs; UBA (M31, 4w) to learn about the European debate about regulation of PFASs and concepts for assessing extremely persistent substances. 1-day visits to a wastewater treatment facility (Svenskt Vatten; M12 following ATC3), and UFZ/Berger (following ATC6 in M24).