Tests were conducted at GA-EMS’s dedicated iSCWO full-scale test facility in San Diego.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that its industrial Supercritical Water Oxidation (iSCWO) system successfully destroyed per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in biosolids waste from samples provided by two Southern California waste management facilities. GA-EMS is providing the test analysis to both companies to evaluate the potential for utilizing an on-site iSCWO system to destroy PFAS in biosolids. The test analysis will also be made available to other remediation companies upon request.
“Wastewater treatment plants provide nutrient rich biosolids filtered from wastewater to help amend and fertilize soil. PFAS is a unique class of forever chemicals that cannot be eliminated from biosolids using existing treatment processes,’ said Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “Putting these contaminated biosolids back into the soil allows the PFAS to reenter the environment, perpetuating a constant cycle of contamination. Our proven iSCWO system offers remediation companies an effective solution to eliminate PFAS and other organic waste completely from biosolids, landfill leachate and wastewater before these toxic forever chemicals have another chance to be cycled back into our environment.”