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About
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Who We Are

PFAS Solutions is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to doing good science for a healthy environment. We specialize in trace level analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), a group of chemicals of concern. We offer more than routine PFAS testing. We research and develop innovative test methods, products and solutions to the problems facing our clients as a result of the production, formulation, and end-use applications of PFAS. As independent research scientists, we are committed to doing good science and providing unbiased advice.

Our History

PFAS Solutions was launched in 2019 by the Science, Technology & Research Institute of Delaware (STRIDE), a Delaware not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation. STRIDE was started with the assistance of a grant from a Delaware Foundation in2016 to bring together experienced scientists from the DuPont Chemical company and redeploy their talents to benefit the State of Delaware. In 2019, STRIDE launched PFAS Solutions employing a small team of highly qualified scientists who have decades of experience in conducting environmental analysis and managing R&D inside blue-chip chemical companies.

Laboratory Capabilities

Our laboratory in New Castle Delaware has the following instruments to detect and study removal of PFAS from your water under one roof:

Our Agilent LC-MS/MS mass spectrometer Model G6495C plus Agilent HPLC Model 1290 is a state-of-the-art instrument that can detect part per trillion levels of up to approximately 40 PFAS compounds in a single analysis.  This gives us the capabilities to meet current and future state and federal drinking water regulations, as they expand to include an increasing number of PFAS compounds at lower and lower levels.

Our Agilent Technologies Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MSD) [Agilent Technologies 6890-GC 5973N-MSD] can be used to detect, identify and quantify novel PFAS compounds and related fluorochemicals that are not amenable to LC-MS/MS in various sample types.  

Mass Spectrometer

Quality and Certifications

States that have promulgated PFAS regulations require that drinking water tests using USEPA Method 537.1 are done by laboratories which have NELAC and or their state certification. We are in the process of getting New Jersey certification, following which we will apply for NELAC accreditation. We have demonstrated accuracy and reproducibility by passing the blind Proficiency Tests (PT) run by independent organizations. PT requires that samples of unknown specific compositions are analyzed and then sent back to the PT organization. We have demonstrated that we can measure PFAS to the single digit parts per trillion ranges required by NJ for PFAS EPA method 537.1. Our application and all documents were accepted and we are awaiting their audit of our Quality system which we expect by March or April of 2021.