The Emerging Contaminants Summit held in Westminster, Colorado is an environmental workshop that comprehensively addresses mitigating emerging contaminants across all environmental systems including surface water, groundwater, drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, soils and sediments.
One of the big topics this year was the removal of PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances) from contaminated groundwater. The U.S. EPA through a Health Advisory notice has set a total combined limit for PFAS and PFOA compounds of 70 ppt but many states are going much further. In fact, many states are considering limits down to the range of non-detect. Since Purolite’s ion exchange resin, Purofine® PFA694E, has proved in field trials to meet that standard, attendees had a lot of fun at the exhibit speaking to consultants, engineering companies, students and municipalities about our solution. With higher capacity, a smaller footprint, less change outs and 5 times quicker empty bed contact time (EBCT) than the standard solution (GAC), the use of ion exchange resin to remove all detectable PFAS substances is the next logical step.
Also, Purolite’s Director of Applied Technology, Francis Boodoo, sat as a panelist for the workshop titled, “Managing PFAS-Impacted Granular Activated Carbon and Ion Exchange Resin Waste." His presentation included an overview of the benefits of ion exchange resin for PFAS removal as well as using incineration as the method for destroying the PFAS compounds permanently.
Contact Purolite to learn more about how Purofine® PFA694E can help your municipality keep residents safe and healthy.