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The NC Pure Project

Evaluating filtration technologies to remove Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) from North Carolina waters.

Project Components

Project Fact Sheet

Supported by the North Carolina Collaboratory at UNC-Chapel Hill, with funding appropriated by the North Carolina General Assembly, we are developing technologies that efficiently remove PFAS from water, including the difficult-to-remove short-chain PFAS such as GenX.
Our technologies are unique by specifically targeting removal of PFAS over background organic matter and being amenable to regeneration. These properties promise to enable purification of greater volumes of water per amount of sorbent compared to existing commercial sorbents. In initial tests, these novel sorbents have been shown to out-compete leading commercial sorbents.
Having completed substantive bench-scale research into our technology, we have received $10 million from the North Carolina legislature to scale up our technology for deployment and evaluation in three sites across North Carolina.

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