De Nora has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with water technology company Aclarity to target treating harmful contaminants, such as per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in water at industrial scale.
The MoU combines Aclarity’s PFAS destruction technology with the De Nora SORB FX product line to quickly and safely eliminate PFAS in groundwater.
“De Nora is committed to contributing concretely to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the United Nations 2030 Agenda,” said Daryl Weatherup, De Nora’s water technologies general manager.
“While looking for partners, we seek like-minded organisations that are driving change. Aclarity embodies that notion, and their PFAS destruction technology is an exciting development in the fight against PFAS.”
Nearly all industries around the globe, including water, are impacted by PFAS contamination. In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates more than 10,000 known chemical substances containing PFAS, establishing preliminary advisory levels that will eventually transition to federal law.
Under the terms of the MoU, De Nora and Aclarity have agreed to pilot novel water treatment applications with concentration and destruction steps for PFAS and other contaminants of emerging concern in groundwater, where 98% of the Earth’s available freshwater can be found.
“PFAS contamination in groundwater is a great concern across the globe,” stated Julie Bliss Mullen, CEO of Aclarity. “Partnering with De Nora is a tremendous milestone, as we are both focused on delivering sustainable water treatment solutions that can solve this worldwide problem.”