Aclarity destroys PFAS chemicals in mobile pilot
A chemical waste destruction technology company reports it has developed an effective and economical tool for destruction of PFAS chemicals, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, which can pose serious health risks for people. They are also known as “forever chemicals,” because they do not easily degrade, and thus present persistent contamination threats. But an electrochemical destruction method developed by the company shows promise for effectively degrading PFAS chemicals into harmless byproducts, according to environmental engineer Mahmut Ersan, a Fulton Schools assistant research professor. The process has been tested in Ersan’s lab. He says its efficiency in destroying the substances is “a notable advancement” in mitigating the dangers posed by these chemicals.