In SUPFES substitution options are assessed for selected textile products and tested for functionality, leaching, weathering in case studies. SUPFES test the hypotheses that emissions of these chemicals are mostly generated as diffuse emissions, i.e. as small and large emissions throughout the whole life of the product, and that textiles are an important source of these emissions. E&H is developing a chemical screening and identification methods (LC-MS and GC-MS) for PFASs and alternatives used in textiles of outdoor clothing. Influence of weathering and leaching of PFASs and its alternatives is investigated. Toxicology properties of the alternatives are assessed as well.
Prof.dr. Pim Leonards
Ike van der Veen