BioLargo’s Water Treatment System Removes 99.995% of PFAS

BioLargo has developed an Aqueous Electrostatic Concentrator (AEC) water treatment system. Their design provides a cost-effective and energy-efficient elimination of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water. Testing at the University of Tennessee just confirmed a 99.995% effectiveness in a single pass.

What is PFAS?

PFAS are a group of manmade chemicals that have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United States since the 1940s. These chemicals are very persistent in the environment and human body which means they don’t break down and they accumulate over time. They can be found in your food if it was packaged with PFAS containing materials, or even if your food was processed with PFAS contaminated water; in your drinking water, cleaning products, and even in living animals like fish. Evidence suggests that long-term exposure can cause adverse health effects to people and the environment.

What is the AEC water treatment system?

BioLargo develops innovative technology-based products and environmental engineering solutions to “make life better”. They use unique disruptive solutions to deliver clean air, clean water and a clean, safe environment. Their system works by separating PFAS compounds in an electrostatic field and forcing them through a proprietary membrane system. Final testing at the University of Tennessee showed the AEC was capable of removing 99.995% of PFAS in a single pass. At the cost of 30 cents per 1,000 gallons of water, BioLargo has produced the most cost effective and environmentally friendly method of cleaning PFAS from water.

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