Photon Power N.V. (WSE: PEN, the ‘Group’ or ‘Firm’) as we speak introduced that Photon Water, a subsidiary of Photon Power Group, has made substantial advances in its analysis and improvement efforts on its patent-pending nano-remediation expertise, which has already been deployed throughout a number of contaminated websites internationally, together with encouraging leads to breaking down per and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS).
PFAS are globally rising pollution with unsure well being and environmental impacts. PFAS compounds have been produced commercially for the reason that 1950s and are thermally secure and extremely soluble. They exist in a number of varieties and are sometimes current together with different contaminants. So far greater than 4,700 PFAS compounds have been recognized. They’ve been utilized in non-stick cookware, merchandise treating clothes and furnishings, adhesives and in fireplace suppressant chemical substances resulting from their water, oil and warmth resistance properties. PFAS substances are extremely secure within the setting and are very cell in floor water and soils to infect rivers, lakes and ingesting water sources.
PFAS contamination might be present in floor and floor water related to the chemical business, textile manufacturing, oil refining, civil and army websites (significantly airports), landfills and different industrial places. Excessive PFAS concentrations are additionally discovered round firefighting coaching grounds and websites the place main fires have been extinguished utilizing fire-fighting foams containing PFAS. The widespread contamination of ingesting water additionally poses a major problem for water utilities serving their communities. More and more, the PFAS contamination has change into a matter of serious public concern and scrutiny in North America and Australia, the place regulators are reviewing PFAS discharge and contamination ranges in ingesting water and meals. The European Union is beginning to handle this downside and since 1 July 2020 Denmark has change into the primary EU member state to ban the usage of PFAS substances in meals contact paper and board supplies and articles.
‘We have now been efficiently making use of our in-situ nano-remediation expertise to websites affected by varied and complicated pollution worldwide. Our expertise’s potential multiplied when intensive laboratory checks indicated that we are able to break down per-and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS). We are actually deploying our first pilot mission to show the applicability of our expertise to ridding groundwater in-situ from PFAS-contamination,’ explains Petr Kvapil, Director of Photon Water.
‘As PFAS is acknowledged as a critical environmental pollutant in Australia, now we have been testing the applicability of our nano-remediation expertise to this pollutant sort. We’re working with a number of stakeholders to deploy our nano-remediation expertise to supply efficient in-situ remediation able to breaking down PFAS with out the necessity to take away or pump and deal with soil and groundwater. Along with Photon Power’s capabilities in off-grid energy we’re capable of deploy the expertise in any location,’ commented Michael Gartner, Managing Director, Photon Power Group Australia.
‘Photon Water’s major focus is to develop a partnering method with regulators, business and authorities to assist environment friendly and cost-effective elimination of PFAS from the setting. Our expertise with industrial water therapy, hazardous liquid waste administration and mission improvement will help the profitable integration of those applied sciences into Photon Water’s bundle of progressive water therapy choices. The elimination of PFAS by way of in-situ therapy is globally distinctive, with broad potential for software throughout a number of markets and industries,’ commented Ian Phillipps, Basic Supervisor of Photon Water Australia.
‘Cleansing up PFAS websites is among the many most urgent matters within the remediation business globally and we’re assured that our in-situ nano-remediation expertise – as soon as efficiently piloted – might be deployed quickly within the world market. We’re actually enthusiastic about our new strategic focus, which has the potential to shortly develop into a serious pillar of our firm whereas addressing an environmental threat to the world’s inhabitants,’ concluded Georg Hotar, Chief Government Officer of Photon Power N.V.
Photon Power’s administration board has determined to pay attention and ringfence all mental property rights associated to the Group’s nano-remediation expertise within the totally owned subsidiary Photon Remediation Expertise N.V., primarily based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Future remediation tasks can be executed by Photon Remediation Expertise’s totally owned subsidiaries Photon Remediation Expertise Europe s.r.o. primarily based in Prague, Czech Republic and Photon Remediation Expertise Australia Pty. Ltd. primarily based in Sydney, Australia.
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