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Revive Environmental Featured in ARFF News Magazine: Leading the Way in PFAS-Free Firefighting Foam Solutions

We are happy to announce that Revive Environmental has been featured in the latest (May/June 2024) issue of the ARFF News Magazine by the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Working Group. The article, written by our very own President and CEO, David Trueba, provides a comprehensive guide on “What to Consider When Replacing PFAS-Containing Firefighting Foam.” This feature underscores our commitment to providing innovative and responsible environmental solutions, particularly in the context of eliminating hazardous substances like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from firefighting foams.

Key Highlights from the Article

  • Importance of Transitioning from AFFF to F3: The article highlights the urgent need for airport fire departments to transition from aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) to fluorine-free firefighting foams (F3) by June 30, 2025, in response to federal regulations, environmental concerns, and discontinued production of AFFF.
  • Operational Readiness: Maintaining operational readiness during the transition is crucial. Departments need to carefully manage their AFFF stockpiles and ensure they have sufficient firefighting foam to meet FAA requirements.
  • Disposal and Changeout Options: The article discusses various methods for safely removing and disposing of PFAS-containing AFFF, including the advantages of different rinsing and extraction techniques. Emphasis is placed on choosing methods that completely destroy PFAS to avoid future environmental liabilities.
  • Innovative PFAS Destruction Techniques: Revive Environmental’s expertise in advanced PFAS destruction methods, such as supercritical water oxidation (SCWO), is highlighted. This method effectively breaks down PFAS compounds to non-detectable levels, leaving behind only clean water, inert salts, and nominal carbon dioxide.

David Trueba’s insights provide a clear roadmap for airport fire departments looking to make a safe and responsible transition to PFAS-free firefighting foams. His leadership and the innovative solutions developed by Revive Environmental are setting new standards for environmental responsibility and safety in firefighting.

Read the Full Article

To read the full article and learn more about our contributions to this critical issue, please visit the ARFF Working Group’s website here.

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