SERDP has funded a variety of projects focused on the development of innovative ex situ treatment technologies for materials laden with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Although separation of PFAS from impacted water has been demonstrated to some extent with these technologies as well as with traditional technologies such as granular activated carbon (GAC), each process also generates one or more residual or concentrate streams that require careful management.
SERDP aims to improve the understanding of the effectiveness and sustainability of thermal destruction technologies for materials laden with PFAS in 2021. The following new SERDP projects address the research goals of assessing the fate and behavior of PFAS and co-occurring chemicals during production and processing of residual product streams from various technologies; improving understanding of PFAS fate during thermal reactivation of GAC; developing a better understanding of incineration on materials of interest; and developing novel or modified sorbents that are more sustainable and less energy intensive.
More information and reports from these projects will become available on their individual project webpages. To learn more about PFAS research and initiatives, browse the SERDP and ESTCP website for related program overviews and updates.