MSU's PFAS pulverizer is cleaning water


HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan State University scientists are using electricity and man-made diamonds to pulverize PFAS from water.

They say the process could eventually be used to clean the likely carcinogen from landfills and wastewater treatment plants, and could be the final step in cleaning it from groundwater used for drinking.

PFAS, which is man-made, has been called the "forever chemical" because it won't break down naturally and accumulates in bodies. The state has found it at more than 30 sites across Michigan, including Belmont and Parchment, and it has contaminated the public water supplies of more than 1.5 million people, most at low levels.

On Wednesday, MSU Fraunhofer USA Center scientist Cory Rusinek gave a lecture on his project at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute in Holland. He said he started working on the PFAS pulverizer more than a year ago.

Full story: WOOD TV


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