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PFAS Predict® Groundwater Fate and Transport Modeling

Battelle’s predictive analysis tool helps clients better understand how per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater may interact with environments and people. This modeling technology provides insights for better client decisions and actions.
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Our unique PFAS Predict tool simulates PFAS fate and transport in groundwater with specific inputs for per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals. It provides options to scale dispersion based on modeling PFAS groundwater plumes to predict its movement in groundwater and aquifers.


How It Works


This proprietary program for addressing PFAS contamination is only offered by Battelle. In addition to its unique innovation, the PFAS Predict program is compatible with industry standard MODFLOW groundwater flow models and conceptual site models. The input in the modeling process was customized to account for critical parameters related to PFAS groundwater plumes:

Critical Parameters

  • Chemical PFAS Properties
  • Pertinent aquifer properties
  • Source zone parameters


Photo: Infographic showing how Battelle's PFAS Predict technology is compatible with MODFLOW groundwater flow models
Photo: Groundwater model created by Battelle's dispersion process for PFAS modeling

Our Model Features

  • Advection
  • Dispersion
  • Degradation/reactions
  • Sorption (first and second order, linear, Langmuir, Freundlich)
  • Source release options (slug, continuous, disperse, multiple)

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Joel Sminchak

Sep 23, 2021, 10:53 AM
Title : Joel Sminchak
Name : Joel Sminchak
Position : Hydrogeologist
Joel has more than 20 years of experience in environmental investigations, groundwater modeling, subsurface characterization, geotechnical analysis and carbon storage.
Photo: Headshot of Battelle hydrogeologist Joel Sminchak
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