EPA Tests Find High Destruction Levels Of PFAS Via Hydrothermal Method

June 21, 2022
WILMINGTON, NC -- Early EPA findings show that a hydrothermal treatment method destroyed more than 99 percent of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in wastewater, highlighting the potential benefits of the method, an EPA researcher says, as the agency and others grapple with a lack of destruction technologies. Max Krause, an environmental engineer in EPA’s Office of Research & Development, reviewed findings from EPA’s evaluations of supercritical oxidation (SCWO), a hydrothermal destruction method, to destroy PFAS. The agency for the...

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