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By Shannon Carabajal, AFIMSC Public Affairs
/ Published April 30, 2018
Professors Selma Mededovic Thagard and Thomas Holsen, the Clarkson University team responsible developing the enhanced contact electrical discharge plasma reactor - a new method for degrading poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances including PFOS and PFOA - pose for a photo. The reactor cleans contaminated water without producing waste. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Broad Agency Announcement program has awarded more than $7 million in contracts since 2011 for innovative technologies to better understand and remediate PFOS/PFOA. (Photo courtesy of Clarkson University)
The Air Force is working closely with leading academic researchers to solve a global challenge: cleaning groundwater contaminated with Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and Perfluorooctanoic Acid, known as PFOS and PFOA.