Xylem mobile technology helps US water utilities achieve compliance with new PFAS rules.

Xylem, a water technology company, has introduced a new mobile treatment system that enables utilities to adhere to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest regulation, which establishes enforceable limits for certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water.

The MitiGATOR mobile system offers utilities the capability to initiate the reduction of PFAS and other emerging contaminants on site, while also providing technology performance data to aid in the selection of a more permanent solution.

This system utilizes granular activated carbon or ion exchange resins in specially designed vessels to mitigate contaminants.

Equipped with remote monitoring capabilities, the ability to directly connect to source water, and a flow rate of up to 1,000 gallons/min, the technology assists regulated entities in meeting the new regulations.

Snehal Desai, Xylem’s senior vice-president and chief growth and innovation officer, stated, “The EPA’s new national drinking water standard establishes an enforceable limit on PFAS levels for the first time, and the implications for communities across the US are complex. With over 10 years of experience in deploying PFAS solutions, our technology and expertise can aid water utilities in navigating these requirements, from initial assessment and emergency treatment to long-term treatment solutions.”

The MitiGATOR mobile system can be tailored for use at various sites, including municipal drinking water systems, drinking water wells, and surface water.

Designed to be enclosed and temperature controlled, the system can be deployed in any season and is capable of withstanding harsh environments. It can function as a stand-alone treatment for contaminated water or as part of a fully integrated treatment system.

The EPA estimates that between 4,100 and 6,700 public water systems serving up to 105 million people will need to take action to reduce PFAS levels above the regulatory standards.

Consequently, the new rules have significant implications for water utilities that must lower PFAS levels and meet new public disclosure requirements.

Source :Xylem Inc.

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