John Brockgreitens, Vice President of Research & Development for Claros Technologies shares his viewpoints on per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), including the direction of regulations as well as what can and should be done to root out the contaminants for good.
Claros Technologies, Inc., developed a proprietary technology that allows for the total destruction of toxic persistent chemicals, including long, short, and ultrashort per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), into their natural basic elements and harmless byproducts.
WTiN spoke to Dr John Brockgreitens from Claros Technologies about its technologies that fully destroys PFAS from textile effluent and materials. Claros Technologies says it is working to clean up the industry by capturing and destroying PFAS in textile wastewater.
Claros Technologies, an advanced materials company founded in 2018, is working to fill this gap in PFAS Destruction. Its platform, called Elemental, destroys 97% to 100% of short- and long-chain PFAS in wastewater in less than 3 hours.
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, 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.