Ken Houk helps discover how to destroy ‘forever chemicals’

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UCLA Expert: Ken Houk: Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Samueli School of Engineering

Synopsis: A team of scientists has found a cheap, effective way to destroy so-called forever chemicals, PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), a group of synthetic compounds that pose a global threat to human health from contaminated water.

UCLA News: Using powerful computational methods, collaborators Houk and Yuli Li, a student at Tianjin University, simulated the PFAS degradation. Their calculations suggest that PFAS falls apart by more complex processes than expected.

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