No water contamination issue is grabbing more headlines these days than that of perfluorinated chemicals, commonly referred to as PFCs or PFAS. Concerns over the chemicals have sprung up all over the country, prompted by contamination from industrial wastewater and military firefighting foam.
Regardless of where the issue has come up or what caused it, everyone who has been affected wants the same thing: an effective treatment solution. To discuss such a solution, Water Online spoke with Calgon Carbon Corporation. We found out more about what’s behind PFAS contamination, how granular activated carbon (GAC) can be used to fight it, and the importance of selecting the right starting material.