Scientific technology may have led to the PFAS contamination problem, but it’s also leading to solutions. Technologies developed at the University of Minnesota and being offered by Claros Technologies detect and destroy PFAS in wastewater, leaving only detoxified water and naturally occurring elements.
New technologies hold the promise of destroying PFAS, taking the “forever” out of “forever chemicals.” One such technology was created by Claros Technologies. The chemical engineering company provides an end-of-life solution for PFAS, with a sorbent that captures PFOS and PFOA, a process that concentrates them, and a defluorination treatment that breaks their powerful chemical bonds.
Claros Technologies, Inc. announced today the release of a third-party independent study verifying the capability and durability of the company’s antimicrobial additives for textiles. The test found that Claros’ ZioShield™ (antimicrobial) and ZioFresh™ (anti-odor) products can reduce the presence of numerous species of disease-inducing bacteria, fungi, and viruses by 99.999 percent.
At Claros Technologies, we help companies safely reintroduce their wastewater back into the environment by capturing and detoxifying harmful pollutants. In our experience, we’ve found that prioritizing sustainability at a manufacturing facility requires a combination of environmentally conscious resources and production practices.
Claros Technologies, Kureha partner to power clean technologies by capturing valuable metals in oil- and gas-produced water
Claros Technologies is partnering with Kureha America, Inc. (Houston, TX), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kureha Corporation (Tokyo, Japan), to capture and reuse the highly coveted metals needed for batteries to power a net-zero economy.
Dr. John Brockgreitens, research and development director at Claros Technologies, talks to Madelaine Thomas about its proprietary technology that completely destroys PFAS from textile wastewater and materials.
Metal nanoparticle-coated textile has been proven to possess antimicrobial properties but has not been adopted by healthcare facilities due to risks of leaching and subsequent loss of function, toxicity, and environmental pollution. This work presents the development and testing of antimicrobial zinc nanocomposite textiles, fabricated using a novel Crescoating process.
Claros Technologies selected to participate in TechFounders Accelerator Program to capture, recover high-demand metals
The TechFounders Accelerator program selected Claros Technologies to work with the German multinational specialty chemicals company Lanxess to develop solutions for the capture and recovery of valuable metals used in electric batteries, such as lithium, cobalt, cadmium, and nickel.
We are grateful for the recognition of our advancements made in the Functional Textiles industry. Nanotechnology is designed to create functionalities not natively found in host materials. TechConnect explains that "Claros can grow nanomaterials on and within the bulk of a material including natural and synthetic fibers, plastic films, and resins in order to provide durable functional properties that last the lifetime of the product."
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could wipe away pollution with a sponge? Turns out you can, and a new company in Northeast has developed the technology to do it. A spinoff of a University of Minnesota research program, 15-employee Claros Technologies just recently moved into 1600 Broadway NE. This little group of scientists has come up with a way to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAs) from wastewater. It’s a major game-changer.