Innovative water treatment
PFAS Destroyer is a water treatment that permanently destroys per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS Destroyer is based on unique chemistry coupled with ultraviolet (UV) light to stimulate a reductive defluorination reaction which systematically disassembles PFAS molecules to water, fluoride and simple carbon compounds.
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An innovative spark
The idea for PFAS Destroyer arose from our clients expressing an urgent need for a destructive PFAS remediation technology. The carbon-fluorine bonds inherent to PFAS are particularly difficult to break. Most currently applied solutions do not eliminate these chemicals; rather they capture them in carbon or resin so they can be transferred elsewhere. This process results in lingering concern regarding ongoing liability related to landfilling or incinerating the capture material and potential PFAS recirculation into the environment.
How it works
Forever chemicals gone forever
With PFAS Destroyer, no additional PFAS molecules are created from precursors, both short and long-chain molecules are destroyed, and there have been no toxic biproducts detected in the extensive experimental testing conducted to date.
The PFAS Destroyer reaction can be carried out in existing commercial UV light equipment with the addition of low-cost reagents and relatively low electrical demand. Bench-scale studies have demonstrated success with aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) and complex environmental samples in a wide array of conditions including initial PFAS concentrations 0.7 ppb–40 ppm, pH 3-12, aerobic and anaerobic, with final concentrations <4 ppt for individual compounds. Initial commercial design tests have been conducted with standard UV equipment and a mobile field pilot test system is in design.