Johns Hopkins Researchers: PFAS? Pfft!

PFAS exposure has been linked to harmful health effects in humans and animals, and the chemicals persist in soil and water. Here, a Johns Hopkins APL team is developing several technologies to capture and destroy the “forever chemicals”: an enhanced filtration technique to capture them and an ecofriendly way to destroy them.

“Our filtration technology demonstrated greater than 90% removal of 15 out of 18 PFAS defined in the EPA declaration, with significantly enhanced capture of the short-chain molecules compared with alternative capture technologies,” said James Johnson , an organic chemist who leads APL’s PFAS capture work.