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Field Results from AFFF Removal and Cleaning of Firefighting Vehicles
TRS Group treated five firefighting vehicles at the Eastern Connecticut Fire School in Willimantic, cleaning each in less than five days. The cleanouts involved several rinsing cycles using warm PerfluorAd and water. Additionally, we treated the rinsate using flocculation and granular activated charcoal, producing a total of less than 50 gallons of waste.
Building International Business Relationships during a Pandemic
In 2012, TRS began a search for European business partners to help with the expansion of our in situ thermal remediation services. Shortly thereafter, TRS and our partners formed the European Thermal Alliance, which included Cornelsen Umwelttechnologie GmbH implementing projects in Germany.
TRS Group Granted Exclusive License for the PerfluorAdTM PFAS Remediation Technology in North America
Cornelsen in Germany has granted TRS the exclusive license in North America for applying the patented PerfluorAdTM technology to clean out fire suppression systems impacted by PFAS found in aqueous film forming foams (AFFF).
Cleaning PFAS-Impacted AFFF Fire Suppression Equipment with PerfluorAd
Airports, municipalities, industrial facilities, the Department of Defense and others have made enormous investments in aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) fire suppression systems. As these foams often contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), using the fire suppression equipment can result in contaminating soil and groundwater.
PFAS Thermal Desorption Evaluation
There is an increasing interest in identifying solutions to remove PFAS from vadose zone soils for the protection of groundwater at sites throughout the United States. While much of the current effort focuses on mitigating the environmental liability’s risk by treating groundwater, removing PFAS sources will reduce costs and is far more sustainable than running pump and treat systems indefinitely.
TRS Group Patented PFAS Treatment
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded TRS Group, Inc. (TRS) a patent for the thermal treatment of per‐and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in soil (Oberle, D and E. Crownover, 2020). The patented process uses heaters to raise soil temperatures to desorb and volatilize PFAS.