Tests of biochar produced from OFT’s microwave cracking of PFAS-polluted wastewater sludge show no detectable remains of PFAS. This is the result of recent analyses carried out by Eurofins for Organic Fuel Technology. The analysis covered a total of 35 PFAS chemicals.
At OFT we are delighted with the conclusions from the analysis. “We had a theory that our microwave-technology would be able eliminate PFAS chemicals, so it is very positive indeed that there are now strong indications that our expectations are met”.
“Further analyses are needed to determine the precise flow of all PFAS compounds in our process, and we should not forget that in total there are more than 10.000 different types of PFAS substances. However, these results suggest that our technology is relevant and competitive also in relation to tackling PFAS pollution”, says Jens Henrik Haahr, CEO of Organic Fuel Technology.
PFAS pollution is a threat that must be taken seriously
Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals used to make fluoropolymer coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. They are known as ‘forever chemicals’ as they are extremely persistent in our environment and bodies. They can lead to health problems such as liver damage, thyroid disease, obesity, fertility issues and cancer.
Over the past few years, a large number of instances of PFAS-pollution have been uncovered in many countries. Recently, a report from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency has analyzed the risks of PFAS pollution from wastewater sludge, and revised PFAS limit values for sludge are being proposed.
For more information:
CEO Jens Henrik Haahr at
Phone: +45 4083 7523