Toxic Landfill Leachate Purification to Reusable Water

ACT2 Technologies was invited to impement a pilot program for the removal of the high PFC levels in a Decatur Alabama Landfill. PFOA and PFOS levels were the main chemicals the landfill was trying to eliminate from its leachate.  PFOA and PFOS are commonly used perfluorinated chemicals (PFC’s) and are considered carcinogens by the EPA.

Billion Dollar Corporations had spent millions of dollars in their efforts to economically remove perfluorinated chemicals from this Landfill without success.

Skeptics’ such as David Lampert, an Environmental Engineer and Doctoral candidate at the University of Texas Was quoted as saying “I think they will find that none of the treatment processes they have proposed will significantly remove the perfluorinated chemicals from the wastewater”.  Mr. Lampert did his thesis on the removal of PFC’s from wastewater and co-authored a paper on the subject.  ACT2 Technology proved otherwise. The system will work not only for PFC’s, but TCE, and other toxins found in water.    – Article by author, Eric Fleischauer, in the Fluoride Action Network.

The ACT2 pilot program proved successful. In June of 2010, ACT2 Technologies was awarded the contract to build a permanent, onsite facility, to remove the perfluorinated chemicals (PFC’s) from their Leachate.  The EPA will be monitoring this site in order to possibly set new standards for the removal of PFC’s Nationwide.  PFC levels have been reduced to PPB & PPT (Parts Per Billion & Trillion), thus creating reusable water from the landfill leachate.

The EPA have since passed a new regulation to have all drinking water tested for PFC contamination.


Toxic Leachate  Before and After