Robert B. Hill Co is a leader in custom water treatment solutions. One of the emerging contaminants that have been found in water sources around the world is Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals that are used in many industries and consumer products. They are resistant to heat, water, and oil, making them useful in products such as non-stick cookware, firefighting foam, and water-repellent fabrics. However, PFAS are also known to be harmful to human health and the environment.
We have developed custom water treatment solutions to remove PFAS from water sources. In this section, we will discuss how Robert B. Hill Co treats PFAS in water with a custom water treatment solution.
Step 1: Water Analysis
The first step in treating PFAS in water is to conduct a comprehensive water analysis to determine the concentration of PFAS present in the water. This analysis involves collecting water samples from various points in the water source, including the intake, discharge, and distribution points. The water samples are then tested for PFAS using analytical techniques such as liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).
Step 2: Treatment Option Selection
Once the water analysis is complete, then we will select a treatment option that is suitable for the specific PFAS concentration and water source. There are several treatment options available, including activated carbon adsorption, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, and nanofiltration. Each treatment option has its advantages and disadvantages, and/or water treatment specialists will help select the most effective and cost-efficient option for the specific application.
Step 3: Pilot Program (Optional)
After selecting a treatment option, our experts will conduct pilot testing to determine the effectiveness of the treatment on the water source. Pilot testing involves treating a small amount of water and analyzing it to determine the effectiveness of the treatment. The pilot testing phase helps to identify any potential problems and optimize the treatment process before scaling it up to the full-scale treatment process. This step is optional and only used when deemed necessary.
Step 4: Full-Scale Treatment
Once the pilot testing is complete, and the treatment process has been optimized, we will proceed to the full-scale treatment. The full-scale treatment process involves the installation of the treatment system on-site, monitoring the treatment process, and analyzing the treated water to ensure that it meets the required quality standards.
In conclusion, treating PFAS in water requires a custom water treatment solution that is specific to the water source and PFAS concentration. Our trained water treatment experts must conduct a comprehensive water analysis, select the appropriate treatment option, conduct pilot testing, and proceed to the full-scale treatment process. By following these steps, Robert B. Hill Co can ensure that the water source is safe and free from PFAS contamination.