Axine Water Technologies destroys PFAS in water using oxidation technology
by CM Staff
Axine's EOx technology test program was conducted on model wastewater contaminated with five common PFAS compounds.
VANCOUVER — Axine Water Technologies says it has completed a comprehensive test program to verify the performance of its proprietary electrochemical oxidation technology for on-site destruction of PFAS compounds in water and wastewater.
Axine plans to leverage its electrochemical oxidation technology to provide a means to certify the destruction of PFAS compounds and meet evolving regulatory standards.
Axine’s EOx system enables direct PFAS destruction in wastewater as opposed to removing them for disposal.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as “forever chemicals” have been manufactured and used in a wide range of industries worldwide since the 1940s.
PFAS chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body. PFAS exposure may lead to adverse health outcomes in humans including reproductive and developmental, liver and kidney, and immunological effects. The USA Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed the regulation of some PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances.
Axine’s EOx technology test program was conducted on model wastewater contaminated with five common PFAS compounds.
“We’re very pleased with these results,” said Victor Leung PhD, vice president, Technology in a statement.
“They are consistent with the performance we’re achieving in the pharma industry where we routinely treat wastewater contaminated with non-biodegradable pharmaceuticals, including those that are fluorinated, to below analytical detection limits.”