Battelle’s PFAS Annihilator™ Safely Destroys PFAS in Fire Foam


Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit, independent applied science and technology organization, has completed a month-long project with GreenFire leveraging Battelle’s PFAS Annihilator™ to destroy firefighting foams, which contain high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. Battelle’s PFAS Annihilator™ technology is capable of effectively destroying PFAS chemicals to non-detect levels. Under a new commercial contract with GreenFire, which produces fire defense and extinguishment products, Battelle’s PFAS Annihilator™ destroyed firefighting foam—known as Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) which contain high concentrations of PFAS. Battelle brought the PFAS Annihilator™ to the GreenFire collection site in Charlotte, N.C. to destroy stockpiled AFFF that came from several local fire houses. The PFAS Annihilator™ breaks the carbon-fluorine bond, which is the backbone of one of the most durable human-made chemicals, by adding an oxidant once in the supercritical state, then neutralizing to inert salts.

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