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‘Forever Chemicals’ are Eternal No More Thanks to a Pollution Destroying Device From Tacoma Startup



Aquagga, a startup, has developed a compact unit named "Eleanor" that effectively neutralizes toxic PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), commonly referred to as "forever chemicals." Housed in a 10x8 foot shipping container, Eleanor recently treated 20,000 gallons of PFAS-contaminated wastewater in Fairbanks, Alaska. Using technology from the University of Washington and the Colorado School of Mines, the system breaks down PFAS under high pressure, temperature, and with the addition of lye, turning them into benign compounds. With increasing environmental concerns and impending regulations on PFAS, solutions like Aquagga's are becoming crucial.



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