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Brian Yates, PE

Drawing on his experience as an Environmental Engineer with a background in per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) treatment and remediation research, Brian designs innovative solutions to address existing and anticipated PFAS-related regulations. In addition to leading industrial and domestic wastewater treatment and evaluation projects, Brian actively advocates for clients on compliance issues. He is the only non-member of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to the be appointed to the Technical PFAS Workgroup, which advises treatment options. 

Through numerous journal publications and presentations at seminars and conferences across the US, Brian has helped shape discussions around PFAS-related issues including fate and transport, health implications, and treatment technologies. His recent articles include: Physico-chemical Destructive Technologies for Treatment of PFAS; State-of-the-Science: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Drinking Water, A PFAS Primer: Part I and Part II; PFAS: Sources, Regulations, and Treatment Options; and What are Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)?

Brian holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Pure Mathematics from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Presentation Topics:

  • Emerging contaminants
  • Treatment technologies
  • Stormwater management

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