"Think Brita filter, but a thousand times better," says University of British Columbia chemical and biological engineering professor Dr. Madjid Mohseni about a new water treatment that safely and permanently removes "forever chemicals" from drinking water. More than 4,700 of the per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are found in products from firefighting foam to non-stick cookware. Mohseni's team came up with a special adsorbent material that can trap and hold all the PFAS found in the drinking water supply and then use electro- and photochemical processes to destroy them. The research team is getting ready to try out the new technology around the Canadian province, further optimizing the technology so municipalities, industry and individuals can use it to eliminate PFAS in their water.

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