Enviropacific Registers its Trademark, DeFAS®, for PFAS Water Treatment

Enviropacific Registers its Trademark, DeFAS®, for PFAS Water Treatment

We have successfully registered our trademark, DeFAS®, for PFAS water treatment. Enviropacific’s DeFAS® technology is the culmination of years of research and development, enabling us to provide our clients with a reliable and cost-effective solution for PFAS contamination in water.

Cliff Duckworth, our Regional Manager for Water in QLD/NT/WA, believes, “Having DeFAS® registered is a positive step towards identifying that Enviropacific is doing something unique, and this should pave the way for more exciting work and projects.”

Read on as Cliff dives deeper into the intricacies of DeFAS® and its transformative impact on the water treatment industry.

Congratulations on registering DeFAS®! Could you tell us more about it?

Thanks, very exciting times. Enviropacific has been successfully using Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) for PFAS treatment since it emerged as a contaminant of concern on client projects and sites. Although now there are many technologies in the market for PFAS, GAC remains one of the most cost-effective and technically viable options for PFAS treatment and is predicted to remain so for years to come.

DeFAS® utilises Enviropacific’s extensive knowledge and data accumulated across various sites, matrices, concentration ranges and co-contaminants, employing proven technology to minimise waste and reduce the requirements for heavy equipment. DeFAS® combines membranes, sorption, desorption, concentration and destruction to achieve these goals, while delivering positive environmental outcomes for both the ecosystem and our clients.  

How do you see DeFAS® making an impact on the water treatment industry?

Implementing the DeFAS® technology ensures a more cost-effective PFAS treatment, while achieving the continually diminishing concentration targets for PFAS compounds. Since DeFAS® utilises  GAC, it can effectively treat a broad suite of PFAS contaminants as mandated by global regulatory bodies without producing large volumes of waste compared to other technologies.

With an increase in GAC consumption and usage, coupled with global concerns about waste and energy reduction this process should effectively tackle multiple concerns for the industry.

What does the registration of DeFAS® mean for Enviropacific?

Having DeFAS® registered is a positive step towards identifying Enviropacific is doing something unique and this would hopefully enable us to win and deliver on some really interesting and technically challenging projects.

What inspired you to work in the water treatment industry?

I wanted to do something positive for the environment and society and found that working in the water treatment lets me do that every day. I enjoy learning and growing in my role and engineering offers that opportunity all the time. There can be so much complexity to what we do, there’s always something to learn from a technical, commercial or people perspective.  

As regional manager of the water division in QLD, NT and WA, what are you most proud of achieving?

The team has grown substantially in the past two years and I’m proud of the many capable people that I’ve added to that team and watching them flourish in their roles.

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