TRS Group (TRS), a 100% employee-owned company, is a global provider of PFAS and thermal remediation technologies for the in situ treatment of soils, groundwater and bedrock and the ex situ treatment of soil piles and dredged sediment.
As the exclusive North American licensee of the patented PerfluorAd® technology, TRS also provides aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) cleanout services. We can reduce per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) concentrations in AFFF fire suppression systems by more than 99%. Developed by Cornelsen GmbH, TRS Group’s partner in Essen, Germany, PerfluorAd is ideal for cleaning trucks, fixed systems, storage vessels, hoses and piping. The method, which includes treatment of rinse water, generates little to no waste.
Costs are generally less than a tenth of replacing those systems and components.
AFFF Challenges and Solutions
The release of AFFF firefighting foams can cause significant environmental liabilities. Because of these inherent risks, the firefighting industry is transitioning to fluorine-free foams. Offering a cost-effective solution, we have optimized a method for cleaning PFAS out of firefighting systems using PerfluorAd. We spell out the challenges of PFAS removal and the rewards of our solution at the link here.
How It Works
PerﬂuorAd is a biodegradable cleaning agent that preferentially forms a weak bond with PFAS. We circulate a dilute solution through every part of the ﬁre suppression system, including pipes, hoses, valves, storage vessels, pumps, etc., until we reach acceptable eﬀluent concentration levels. Cleaning a ﬁre truck usually takes three to five days.
After removing the PFAS from the firefighting equipment, we use the PerfluorAd® system to treat the rinsate. Typically, the total waste volume is just a few gallons. For a detailed description of how the PerfluorAd® technology works on firefighting vehicles, follow the link here.
AFFF in the News
Upcoming AFFF Conferences
We will be exhibiting at the symposium, to be held at the Omni Hotel in Frisco, Texas. Stop by our booth and talk to Lauren Soos, Sales & Marketing Manager, about the patented PerfluorAd® system. Learn more
Connect with us at one of the largest Fire & Rescue trade shows and conferences in the world, to be held at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. Learn more
We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 iteration of the largest airport trade show “for airports, by airports” in the world. Learn more
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