Applying PerfluorAd to Treat PFAS in Water at a U.S. Naval Base

This PerfluorAd® plant will be shipped to Washington state to treat PFAS in water at a U.S. naval base.

This PerfluorAd® plant will be shipped to Washington state in January 2022 to treat PFAS in water at a U.S. naval base.

The National Defense Center for Energy & Environment (NDCEE) has funded a project through the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) to apply the patented PerfluorAd® technology to treat PFAS in water. PerfluorAd is a plant-based, biodegradable weak acid that adheres to PFAS to form easily filtered particles. Cornelsen GmbH, a TRS Group (TRS) thermal remediation partner in Essen, Germany, developed the technology. NAVFAC leads this project with TRS and Cornelsen as co-performers.

Bench testing determined the optimal PerfluorAd® dosage to treat rinsate from a storage vessel in an airplane hangar. The system can process continuously up to 20 gallons per minute of PFAS impacted water.

TRS will mobilize the plant in January 2022 to a naval base in Washington state. TRS and NAVFAC will soon announce a field demonstration day for those interested in seeing the system in action.

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