S4E1 - How to treat PFAS out of Water and protect our Health, Economy and Biodiversity
with 🎙️ Henrik Hagemann is the CEO and Co-Founder of Puraffinity.
💧 Puraffinity is a GreenTech Company that designs smart materials for environmental applications.
Their cutting-edge material design and creative engineering approach may provide a new horizon to solve the daunting PFAS / Forever chemicals challenge we face.
What we covered:
🍎 What Polyfluoroalkyl Substances - or PFAS - actually are
🍎 How these PFAS enter the Water Cycle somewhen along the way but never exit it. In other words, they bioaccumulate in all of us!
🧮 How finding PFAS in >97% of people has consequences on health, wellbeing, and overall societal costs
🧮 How PFAS liabilities may also be a risk for the corporate world and Fortune 100 companies
🍏 How Puraffinity may light a bulb of hope in PFAS treatments, thanks to a sort of "Chemical Pacman"
🍏 How "Forever Chemicals" are only eternal because we don't take them seriously (yet)!
🌱 How PFAS could be reused and regenerated from the recycled solvent medium
🌱 How you can control PFAS flows, removals, and by-products (and how you need to go beyond LC-MS for that)
😲 How the bottleneck to PFAS treatments might be at an unexpected place: a shortage of operators
🍏 Where PFAS treatments shall ideally be located, and what shape they should take
🌱 How we shall move on from the human-centric approach to water treatment to also consider the price tag attached to biodiversity losses
🧮 How to best nudge the adoption of PFAS treatments, from regulations to market incentives through investor activism
🧮 How spinning off from academia to entrepreneurship involves a mindset shift and a readiness for war
🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥
➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/how-to-treat-pfas-out-of-water-and-protect-our-health-economy-and-biodiversity/
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