A new website unveiled by BioLargo Inc. highlights the cleantech developer’s systems and services that tackle water contaminated by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These persistent chemicals contaminate thousands of drinking water sources around the U.S. and are implicated in the incidence of cancer, hormone dysfunction, developmental disorders and other adverse health impacts.

The company recently developed its own treatment technology to remove PFAS from water and started the commercialization process last October. The Aqueous Electrostatic Concentrator (AEC) system separates PFAS compounds in an electric field and deposits them onto proprietary membranes. The technology has been demonstrated to remove a wide number of PFAS compounds to below the level of detection, consuming as little as 30 cents per 1,000 gallons in electricity costs. The AEC also generates as little as 1/1,000 the PFAS-laden solid waste compared to other treatment options such as carbon filtration and ion exchange, making it a low-carbon treatment option for eco-conscious treatment operations.

The website also showcases BioLargo’s PFAS testing program as a way to quickly and affordably determine a site’s PFAS contamination levels and appropriate treatment solutions. The website is intended to offer an educational resource for industry users by hosting educational articles on PFAS contamination.

The company will be available to discuss its PFAS mitigation tools with prospective customers and distributors at the upcoming Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) and trade show in New Orleans from October 8-12, 2022.

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