UOG’s Graduate Environmental Science Program upgrades WERI’s Water Quality Laboratory

Ms. Mallary Duenas, December 2022 graduate. Committee: Kim, Jenson, Habana, and Vuki.The Water and Environmental Research Institute has upgraded its Water Quality Laboratory status, with a Master. WERI's WQL Manager Ms. Mallary N. Duenas in December 2022 earned a Master's Degree in Environmental Science. Ms. Duenas studied and investigated the occurrence of a new emerging contaminant, PFAS. PFAS (Perflouroalkyl Substance, teflon) and all related variants (PFOS, Gen X) have been observed in several production wells that caused quite a concern in the last decade and triggered the investigation. PFAS and variants have a…

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