This innovative nonprofit developed a ‘PFAS Annihilator’ to destroy ‘forever chemicals’ in water

Photo: Battelle pfas annhiliator being deployed in Grand Rapids by Revive Environmental

Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS), so-called “forever chemicals,” leech out of landfills into wastewater, contaminating our environments and posing risks to our health. According to the EPA, there are more than 120,000 U.S. locations where people may be exposed to PFAS. Though these chemicals last thousands of years and are nearly indestructible, science and tech nonprofit Battelle’s PFAS Annihilator can actually destroy them, using supercritical water oxidation.

The technology eliminates more than 99.99% of PFAS in contaminated landfill liquids, and in May 2023, was implemented in its first full-scale commercial deployment to destroy PFAS in landfill leachate at a wastewater treatment facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Mar 19, 2024


Kristen Toussaint


Fast Company

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