"We became PFAS detection experts so that we could become destruction experts," said John Brockgreitens, Claros Technologies' VP of research and development
The Conversation has been looking at these forever chemicals known as PFAS — compounds that do not break down in the environment. We connected with John Brockgreitens, the vice president for research and development at Claros Technologies, about the company’s success with using ultraviolet light to treat PFAS in water.
Star Tribune: Destroying ‘forever chemicals’ is a technological race that could become a multibillion-dollar industry
Several companies, including Claros Technologies in Minnesota, are trying to engineer ways to destroy PFAS chemicals. That's a question researchers and companies across the country are eager to answer, as regulation tightens on PFAS — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — and the chemicals' producers face a mountain of lawsuits.
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.