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“PENSYLVANIA – CETCO, the construction technologies unit of Minerals Technologies, has launched the Fluoro-sorb adsorbent, a proprietary, third party-certified product that effectively treats multiple variants of PFAS. PFAS, known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of man-made chemicals used in a wide range of industries and products with grease, water and heat resistance, and have come under growing scrutiny over their potential health and environmental impacts. Given their resistance to outside factors, PFAS remain – and accumulate – in the environment and can eventually enter the food chain.
Unlike other sorbent products that are selective and unpredictable in adsorbing PFAS, the Fluoro-sorb adsorbent binds the entire spectrum of PFAS substances efficiently and in a wide variety of processes. Fluoro-sorb also controls the source of contamination and can be used as a flow through treatment media, as a passive in situ treatment (as a permeable reactive barrier and in in-situ stabilization and solidification), or used in a CETCO composite geotextile mat for sediment capping.
CETCO’s Fluoro-sorb resists competitive adsorption from other water and sediment contaminants. Because of its higher adsorption properties and higher density, it requires fewer change outs than granular activated carbon (GAC), lowering the total cost of ownership…”