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Joe Klimek

Northeast Regional Sales Manager
Purolite Corporation

Joe Klimek is Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Purolite, a global leader in ion exchange resin manufacturing and applications technology. Joe has been with Purolite for 5 years, and is responsible for sales and technical support in New York, New Jersey and New England. Prior to joining Purolite, Joe was involved for nearly twenty years in technical sales of coagulants and flocculants for potable and industrial water treatment. He has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware, and spent seven years as a process and project engineer in chemical manufacturing before transitioning to sales.

The Latest in Field Proven PFAS Treatment Technology

The Water & Environmental Technology Center is an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center under the NSF.  The Center conducts research on emerging contaminants involving detection, analytical procedures, fate/transport and treatment.  Research is directed by an Industrial Advisory Board whose members can commercialize research results. A PFAS treatment technology developed at the WET Center utilizing  selective  ion exchange resin is now  commercialized following  successful piloting.  The technology removed both long and short chain PFAS (PFOS, PFOA, PFBS, PFHxS, PFHxA, PFHpA, PFNA) to non-detectable levels.    Field piloting  compared (1) GAC only, (2) ion exchange only, and (3)ion exchange as a polisher to  GAC. This presentation will display the treatment trains, performance data, contact times, breakthrough capacities, and cost data.  The cost data shows comparisons of ion exchange with GAC treatment for capital, operating, and total costs.  The PFAS loaded ion exchange media can be incinerated at high temperature to completely eliminate the PFAS.

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