Chemours has implemented a thermal oxidizer to reduce emissions of certain per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at its Chemours Fayetteville Works site in Bladen County, N.C.
The thermal oxidizer is designed to reduce PFAS air emissions routed through the control device by 99.99 percent, WWAY News reports. Over the next three months, Chemours and North Carolina’s Division of Air Quality will conduct testing to confirm the thermal oxidizer is reducing PFAS air emissions.
Construction was mechanically complete in November 2019, and after routine commissioning activities and tests for the facility, the thermal oxidizer became fully operational on December 27, 2019.
“The site has previously taken multiple actions to address community concerns, and the company is working diligently with its own scientists, external experts and local, state and federal officials on implementing longer-term solutions, which included the construction of the thermal oxidizer facility,” said Chemours in a statement. “Pursuant to a Consent Order with NCDEQ [the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality] and Cape Fear River Watch, the company has also offered drinking water filtration systems to residents with wells that have detections of HFPO Dimer Acid (Gen-X) or other specified PFAS compounds at 10 parts per trillion (ppt) for a single compound or 70 ppt for any combination of PFAS.”
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A new facility to reduce the air emissions of GenX and other PFAS is now up and running at the Chemours Fayetteville Works site in Bladen County.
Chemours said its thermal oxidizer became operational on Friday, four days ahead of the December 31 consent order deadline.
The thermal oxidizer is designed to reduce PFAS air emissions routed through the control device by 99.99 percent.