Testbed PFAS is a collaborative project between RISE and the Swedish Defense Sector, together with other important stakeholders.
Testbed PFAS is divided into two parallell tracks, aligned with each other throghout the entire project.
The research in the first track is focusing on the legacy of previous usage of PFAS. The researchers evaluate different remediation techniques for PFAS-contaminated soil and water. This research is conducted by tests and evaluations of different purification technologies of PFAS. The tests are done in various types of water and soils and evaluated by benchmarking different methods against each other.
The second research track is focusing on preventing future PFAS-contamination.This is done by finding and evaluating PFAS-free fire fighting methods. Alternative methods and agents, i.e. the PFAS-free fire fighters, need to be as functional and effective as the foams containing PFAS. In other words, to consider the new alternatives to be equivalent, they must extinguish the fire as fast and as complete.
In this article you can read about how partial results in the research in Testbed PFAS already have been of use to the Swedish defence sector.