Forever Chemicals are not a Forever Problem
Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS /PFOA) have been called “Forever Chemicals” by the media because of their pervasiveness and the difficulty in removing these compounds from the environment. Historically, the treatment for PFAS has been Granular Activated Carbon (GAC). This is an effective, but expensive treatment method. GAC vessels are often large and PFAS is often one of the first contaminates to breakthrough. Early breakthrough results in a total carbon changeout which is expensive and results in the disposal of large amounts of carbon.
The development of advanced resins, used in conjunction with GAC, can significantly reduce the cost of treating for PFAS. Resins have
been designed to preferentially capture PFAS from water. Using carbon, followed by resins in series, extends the life of both materials. Carbon removes contaminants which would negatively impact the resin. The resin captures residual PFAS that escapes the carbon. The result is a longer life cycle for both the carbon and the resin while maintaining compliance with stringent permit requirements.
For more details into our solutions for PFAS, read our Advancements in PFAS Treatments.
To speak directly with us about our innovative treatment solutions for PFAS projects contact, Phil Farina, Midwest Business Development Manager at 419-346-8848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.View our Other Services