Water treatment plants (WTPs) and wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) all over the U.S. continue to grapple with methods and technologies for treating and removing per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from drinking water. As rules and regulations regarding PFAS evolve and expand, it is now impacting a wide range of operations and organizations, including those whose expertise is not in water treatment, let alone PFAS removal.
Despite PFAS being known as a forever chemical, not all situations require a permanent treatment installation. For example, underground infrastructure installation and repairs may require a dewatering process. If this water is found to have PFAS (or other contaminants), a temporary treatment solution can help remove the chemicals to meet regulatory requirements.