May 15, 2023

Axine to Showcase PFAS Destruction Solution at 2023 PFAS Forum

Poster session will highlight effectiveness of company’s breakthrough electrochemical oxidation process

Growing concern about the health impact of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment is putting enormous pressure on regulators, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to enact regulations on PFAS exposure. At the 2023 PFAS Forum, being held May 15–17 in Orlando, Fla., Victor Leung, Vice President of Technology at Axine Water Technologies, will present a poster session demonstrating a proprietary electrochemical PFAS treatment solution that achieves multi-log destruction of PFAS compounds.

Leung will highlight the results of laboratory testing performed on several industrial and synthetic wastewater streams. The industrial wastewater streams included those obtained from manufacturing process and landfill leachate. The synthetic wastewater streams contained a mixture of six PFAS compounds (PFUnA, PFOS, PFOA, PFHpA, PFHxA, PFBA) at two levels of starting concentrations. The analysis, performed by an accredited, independent third-party environmental laboratory, confirms the ability of the electrochemical destruction technology to achieve multi-log PFAS removal on streams with a wide range of starting concentrations.

Unlike other PFAS treatment approaches such as granular activated carbon (GAC), ion-exchange (IX) resins, foam fractionation, or membrane separation, Axine’s electrochemical oxidation process does not create a PFAS-laden media or concentrated PFAS stream that requires further treatment or disposal.

Among several emerging technologies for PFAS treatment, electrochemical destruction shows great promise in the treatment of PFAS using electricity and advanced materials to achieve complete destruction of PFAS from contaminated water. Further, it can be used independently or integrated with separation/concentration processes.