GSI, DMAX Plasma, and Clarkson U Team Awarded Two New DoD-Funded Projects to Demonstrate Innovative Plasma Technology for PFAS Treatment

GSI Environmental, DMAX Plasma, and Clarkson University have been working together for several years to develop and evaluate an innovative plasma technology for the treatment of PFAS-impacted groundwater, surface water, and other water sources.  In a recently completed project for the Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC), the GSI-Clarkson team designed and built a mobile plasma treatment trailer and conducted a successful field demonstration at Wright Patterson Air Force base.

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Details of the two new DoD-funded projects are below:
1.    Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Project: An Innovative Plasma Technology for Treatment of AFFF Rinsate from Firefighting Delivery Systems.  The objective of this two-year project is to demonstrate operation of the mobile plasma treatment system for the treatment of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) rinsate from firefighting delivery systems such as aircraft hangars or aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) vehicles at Department of Defense (DoD) facilities.  Modifications to the trailer will be made to improve efficiency of the system for treatment of precursors. 

2.    National Defense Center for Energy & Environment (NDCEE) and the Army Environmental Command (AEC) Project: An Innovative Plasma Technology for Treatment of PFAS-Impacted Waters. For this project, field demonstrations of the mobile plasma system will be performed at two DoD sites to evaluate the efficacy of the system for treatment of different PFAS source waters. Specific aims include: improving the throughput of the treatment system and estimation of energy and life-cycle costs.

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