William Dichtel, a Northwestern University chemistry professor, developed two great lifelong loves — for swimming and science — that he has pursued with an abiding passion. He has found a way to marry his passions, using science to discover better ways to remove toxic contaminants such as PFAS from water. His research found that heating a combination of a widely used solvent and lye can destroy many types of common cancer-causing PFAS found in Teflon pans and many other products. Read the full story by WBEZ – Chicago, IL.
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