Developed by Cornelsen GmbH, TRS Group’s partner in Essen, Germany, the patented PerfluorAd® technology is ideal for cleaning out aqueous ﬁlm forming foam (AFFF) ﬁre suppression systems. As seen in the graph below, the technology can reduce AFFF concentrations in fire suppression systems by more than 99%. TRS is the exclusive provider of PerﬂuorAd in North America.
Total PFAS before and after cleaning with PerfluorAd
How It Works
PerﬂuorAd is a biodegradable cleaning agent that preferentially forms a weak ionic bond with PFAS. We circulate a dilute solution through every part of the ﬁre suppression system, including pipes, hoses, valves, storage vessels, pumps, etc., until we reach acceptable eﬀluent concentration levels. Cleaning a ﬁre truck usually takes three to five days.
After removing the PFAS from the firefighting equipment, we use the PerfluorAd® system to treat the rinsate. Typically, the total waste volume is just a few gallons. For a detailed description of how the PerfluorAd® technology works on firefighting vehicles, follow the link here.
- Tremendous cost savings
- Stand-alone or polish with carbon
- Rinsate treatment reduces waste
- Cleanouts in three to five days
- Fixed fire suppressions systems, too