1. Aclarity Seeks to Bring Its Unique Water-treatment Technology to the Next Level

    Aclarity Seeks to Bring Its Unique Water-treatment Technology to the Next Level

    They’re called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. But they’re known by a much simpler, and more troubling, moniker. “They’re nicknamed the ‘forever chemicals’ because they don’t break down in nature,” said Orren Schneider, chief science officer at the Hadley-based startup known as Aclarity. “The bonds in them are so strong that essentially nothing natural breaks them down. Maybe if you hit them with lightning, they’ll break down.”

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    1. We can actually destroy these compounds and break them into their component parts.
    2. The levels of PFAS found in drinking water are generally pretty low, and the existing technologies work well to remove them.
    3. You probably won't see us bolted onto the end of a water treatment plant.
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