The Environmental Group announced that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding with 374Water Systems, Inc. for the establishment of a Strategic Partnership Agreement. 374Water Systems, Inc. 374Water has developed and commercialised the novel AirSCWOTM system a modular waste slurry destruction technology which destroys all organic compounds including PFAS and other persistent organic compounds. The technology utilises a physical-thermal process powered by water above its critical point (374°C and 221 bar) and air that yields a highly effective oxidation reaction that completely eliminates organic compounds.
At scale, the process generates energy and safe by-products which can be recovered and reused. The technology has a broad range of applications including the processing of: Biosolids and biosolid digestate. Landfill leachates.
Commercial and domestic wastes (oils, fats, grease, plastic and food wastes). Liquids, sludges and slurries contaminated with PFAS, 1,4-Dioxane. Spent adsorption media like granulated activated carbon and ion exchange resins.
Animal and animal processing wastes. With EGL commercialising its own PFAS Concentration technology, establishing a strategic partnership agreement with 374Water is a natural fit. The AirSCWOTM technology allows EGL to offer its existing customers a complete PFAS solution where waste streams contaminated with PFAS are not only concentrated, but also destroyed.
Additionally, the SPA allows 374Water to leverage EGL's broad waste and industrial customer base for successful sales and after sales support within the territories of the SPA. They key terms of the MOU include: Establishment of a SPA on or before 30 April 2023. EGL granted the exclusive reseller rights of 374Water's AirSCWOTM technology within Australia and New Zealand.
Implementation of AirSCWOTM technology into EGL PFAS Concentration projects for PFAS destruction. Where requested by 374Water, the provision of Project Services which include project management, design, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and maintenance of AirSCWOTM systems within the territories of Australia, New Zealand, ASEAN member states and all Pacific Islands west of the international Date Line. The exploration of 374Water to market EGL's PFAS Concentration technology in the North American market as a complement to the AirSCWOTM technology.