Research Brief on Potential PFAS Destruction Technology: Electrochemical Oxidation
In Spring 2020, the EPA established the PFAS Innovative Treatment Team (PITT). The PITT was a multi-disciplinary research team that worked full-time for 6-months on applying their scientific efforts and expertise to a single problem: disposal and/or destruction of PFAS-contaminated media and waste. While the PITT formally concluded in Fall 2020, the research efforts initiated under the PITT continue.
As part of the PITT’s efforts, EPA researchers considered whether existing destruction technologies could be applied to PFAS-contaminated media and waste. This series of Research Briefs provides an overview of four technologies that were identified by the PITT as promising technologies for destroying PFAS and the research underway by the EPA’s Office of Research and Development to further explore these technologies. Because research is still needed to evaluate these technologies for PFAS destruction, this Research Brief should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation to use this technology to destroy PFAS.
This research brief provides an overview of Electrochemical Oxidation.