Clean water is a precious resource and essential for all life on earth.
Water pollution is a result of human activities with the most significant sources being inadequate treatment of human waste itself or waste arising from industrial- or agricultural activities. Of emerging concern are the effects of pollution originated from use of pharmaceuticals, personal care products and products containing PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), heavy metals and other man-made substances. Many of the chemicals that are found in various waters today are proven harmful to living organisms and eco systems.
Unfortunately, modern society has already discharged huge amounts of these substances into nature and continues to do so. Until now it has proven to be a challenge to find efficient and economically viable water purification technologies to remove such hazardous pollutants from waste waters. Of course, the best solution is without any doubt to refrain from using hazardous substances in the first place but when we don’t, new technical solutions are required.
We are proud to be able to present our Magnetic Carbon Technology (MCT) as a new innovative and powerful tool for removal of harmful substances such as PFAS, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and most heavy metals from a wide range of water sources.
PFAS are human-made synthetic organofluorine chemicals that are abundant in many consumer products, and their increased concentrations in wastewater such as landfill leaches and ground water are concern of global attention in recent years.
Pharmaceutical waste is becoming one of the major environmental pollutants, passing our wastewater treatment plants causing negative effects on human health and ecosystems. Today, wastewater treatment plants are not able to remove multiple medical substances which follow the outgoing water to the recipient, still with the ability to affect biological processes.
Many areas around the world today are known for using large amounts of pesticides in farming. As the inorganic pesticides contain elements such as arsenic, cadmium, iron, aluminum, lead, mercury and copper...they do not degrade but remain in the soil and water system for a very long time. Traces of these are also likely to leach to surface and ground water sources, which is depleting for various reasons including the climate change impacts.
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