News | September 1, 2023

Applied Process Equipment Introduces ATOMUS® PF8 – PFAS Selective Filtration Media And Cartridges

Applied Process Equipment LLC, is pleased to introduce ATOMUS®PF8, a new NSF/ANSI 61 certified and proprietary filtration media solution for the water treatment industry, specifically designed to remove PFAS forever chemicals from drinking water. Extremely user friendly with no hazardous waste streams, or optional bulk media replacement, ATOMUS®PF8 is proven to remove PFAS to Non-Detect Levels. Additionally, spent cartridges or bulk format medias will be returned to a central recycling center for PFAS extraction, destruction, and media reuse, a FIRST-of-Its-Kind technology and program!

ATOMUS®PF8 provides molecular selectivity to both long and short chain PFAS (poly- and perfluoroalkyl) substances, whose adsorption is not affected by the co-presence of inorganic ions or other water characteristics like pH and TOC, with greater than 25x adsorption capacity as compared to GAC and IX resins that can be affected by biofouling. Once full, the media can be regenerated up to 10 times, and the desorbed PFAS can be completely destroyed. Exhausted ATOMUS®PF8 media is PFAS-free and can be safely disposed of by incineration or landfill without creating secondary PFAS contamination. Like all adsorbents, suspended solids, iron, and manganese should be removed in a pre-filtration step before water contact with PF8.

Powdered ATOMUS®PF8 is now available with no backwash requirement when used in the high-flow ACS® Cartridge Systems that are ideal for small to medium size water system installations and are installed in water utilities; RV parks; hotels; casinos & resorts; military bases; aquaculture, food processing, and manufacturing plants; multi-user wells of all sizes. Extremely user friendly with no hazardous waste streams, or bulk media replacement, ATOMUS®PF8 PFAS Removal Cartridges can remove PFAS to Non-Detect Levels, for system service flow rates up to 500gpm (1893 lpm). These low pressure-drop and a tiny footprint ACS® Systems, will provide filtration to non-detect and below the proposed EPA limits of 3ppt for EIGHT PFAS Chemicals, with rated service flow rates of 5gpm (18.9 lpm) per cartridge. For PFAS concentrations at 2600ppt, the filter will provide non-detect levels of PFAS removal for up to 150,000+ gallons of water. In more common water test results of 100ppt, the expected life of a single cartridge is 350,000+ gallons of treated water.

Granular ATOMUS®PF8 is also available for use in loose-filled backwash designed systems, along usage in ENPRESS Vortech® and Mid-Vortech® full-plate distributor plate tanks, an exclusive and patented technology that reduces backwash during a system cleaning cycle while increasing flow and operational efficiency.

ATOMUS®PF8 has superior characteristics...rapid kinetics, high treatment capacity, resistance to fouling, easy regeneration, an extended duty-cycle, and has been proven to remove to non-detect levels PFAS contaminants in water characteristics in concentrations totals of 2600ppt+ of PFAS, removing PFHpA, PFOA, PFNA, PFDA, PFBS, PFHxS, PFOS and GenX:

ATOMUS®PF8 Cartridges in the ACS® product line provide true PFAS removal for system requirements up to 500gpm, in a recycle, destroy, reuse technology that closes the loop and eliminates PFAS chemicals from the environment. Having flexibility to also provide the media solution in larger service flow requirements in bulk media applications, continues to show the breadth of the APE product portfolio. PF8 provides the water filtration solution the industry has been searching for, and we are excited to bring this technology and innovation to the water treatment industry,” said Danny Bauer, National Sales Manager at Applied Process Equipment.

Applied Process Equipment, Inc.