PFAS Treatment

Emerging contaminants in groundwater and biosolids

 PFAS are water-soluble and can be prevalent in ground waters, surface water, wastewater treatment plant discharges, and biosolids. 

Per- and Polyfluorinated-Alkyl Substances (PFAS) are a class of anthropogenic chemicals containing fluorinated carbons with a charged functional group (carboxylic acid or sulfonic acid) that is resistant to degradation. 

PFAS Solutions by Veolia

If your current treatment plant only requires a polishing step to reduce PFAS concentrations, Veolia offers cost-effective standard solutions such as activated carbon pressure filters and ion exchange systems to accomplish this. If your water source has other areas of concern in addition to PFAS such as hardness, nitrates, perchlorate, organics, or turbidity, Veolia can provide a complete system for your total treatment needs. 

With a collection of small flow (1 gpm or less) carbon and ion exchange column testing skids, Veolia can quickly provide a testing skid along with carbon and resin media to help determine the most cost-effective treatment approach.

If needed, Veolia can also deploy mobile treatment units to maintain water production while source water management and treatment technology evaluations are conducted.  

PFAS Testing to Confirm Treatment Process Performance

Veolia offers a range of customized solutions based on individual water source demands. Bench scale and/or pilot testing can be done in order to determine a treatment configuration best suited for the type and concentration of PFAS, the presence of other contaminants and organics in the source water, and the desired quality of the treated water. 

Tailored Solutions

Mobile Services: Veolia maintains a fleet of mobile water treatment units that can be deployed on-site for long-term or short-term in-situ treatment. 


Standardized Solutions

Ion Exchange & Activated Carbon: Veolia also provides standardized package systems that can be delivered to site as one unit. 


Customized Treatment

If your raw water quality requires pretreatment to maximize the effectiveness of the PFAS treatment technology, Veolia can provide a variety of pretreatment options allowing for the most cost-effective total treatment solution to be determined. 

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Can PFAS be treated?

Can PFAS be treated?

Combustion is emerging as a leading candidate for the treatment of many forms of PFAS. BioCon™ ERS (Energy Recovery System) combines the benefits of thermal drying with thermal oxidation to safely and economically reduce waste volume as well as oxidize contaminants including many PFAS compounds.

Treating PFAS in Sludge

Treating PFAS in Sludge

BioCon™ ERS (Energy Recovery System) is a safe and sustainable drying and combustion system that combines the efficiencies of a convective air low temperature belt dryer with a biomass furnace to recover sensible heat and combust all organic material, including many PFAS compounds.


How can PFAS be treated in water?

How can PFAS be treated in water? 

Veolia Groundwater Remediation removes pollutants and/or converts them into harmless byproducts.

Our softening pretreatment technologies are designed to ensure high performance while providing lowest life cycle costs. While our drinking water pretreatment technologies remove organics, nitrate, and turbidity to guarantee a clean water supply.


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