Battelle’s PFAS ANNIHILATOR™ Safely Destroys PFAS in Fire Foam

Photo: PFAS Annihilator mobile unit in NC

Columbus, Ohio —  Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit, independent applied science and technology organization, has completed a month-long project with GreenFire leveraging Battelle’s PFAS ANNIHILATOR™ to destroy firefighting foams, which contain high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

Battelle’s PFAS ANNIHILATOR™ technology is capable of effectively destroying PFAS chemicals to non-detect levels. Under a new commercial contract with GreenFire, which produces fire defense and extinguishment products, Battelle’s PFAS Annihilator™ destroyed firefighting foam—known as Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) which contain high concentrations of PFAS. Battelle brought the PFAS ANNIHILATOR™ to the GreenFire collection site in Charlotte, N.C. to destroy stockpiled AFFF that came from several local fire houses. The PFAS Annihilator™ breaks the carbon-fluorine bond, which is the backbone of one of the most durable human-made chemicals, by adding an oxidant once in the supercritical state, then neutralizing to inert salts.

“Destroying PFAS in firefighting foams was one of our main intentions when developing the Annihilator,” said Dan Longbrake, Battelle’s Commercial Sales Director for the PFAS ANNIHILATOR™. “GreenFire reached out to us because their customers were looking for a full-circle solution in fire suppression and have been long searching for a safe and effective way to destroy their substantial stockpiles of unwanted AFFF.”

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