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Membrane Distillation: A Solution to PFAS Removal and Energy Optimization

Date published: 2022

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Due to the chemical properties (volatility) of PFAS, it is suspected that membrane distillation can efficiently remove these compounds from the different waste streams that occur in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Additionally, the working principle of the technology (low-grade heat evaporation and distillation) will allow for the integration of a solution in an energy-efficient design where the waste heat generated in the facility will be reutilized for water purification.

Companies: Xzero; Intel;

Authors: Andreas Tornblom; Fiona Moclair

Tags: PFAS; Energy Conservation; Heat Recovery