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CETCO launches USA-made FLUORO-SORB adsorbent for the remediation of PFAS

  • CETCO launches USA-made FLUORO-SORB adsorbent for the remediation of PFAS

About the entity

CETCO provides high-performing products worldwide across a broad range of construction projects, including bentonite-based waterproofing for underground structures and drilling applications including foundation, slurry wall, tunneling, water well.

Amidst a deeper awareness of the health and environmental impact of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), CETCO announces the launch of FLUORO-SORB® adsorbent, a proprietary, NSF-certified product that effectively treats multiple variants of PFAS. 

Unlike other sorbent products that are selective and unpredictable in adsorbing PFAS, FLUORO-SORB® adsorbent binds the entire spectrum of PFAS — including PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS and PFNA — efficiently and in a wide variety of removal and remediation processes. FLUORO-SORB® also controls the source of contamination and can be deployed easily as a flow through treatment media, as a passive in situ treatment (permeable reactive barrier and in-situ stabilization and solidification - ISS), or used in a CETCO® REACTIVE CORE MAT® composite geotextile mat for sediment capping.

Efficient and effective

CETCO’s proprietary product, FLUORO-SORB® adsorbent, resists competitive adsorption from other water and sediment contaminants. Because of its higher adsorption properties and higher density, it requires fewer change outs than granular activated carbon (GAC), resulting in a substantially reduced total cost of ownership.

FLUORO-SORB® adsorbent can serve as a pre- or post-treatment media in connection with other technologies including GAC or ion exchange resin (IER) water treatment trains. This compatibility and seamless integration maximizes the removal of PFAS contaminants while improving efficiency and extending the life of existing GAC systems. Additionally, when combined with in-situ treatment (ISS or PRB) of the PFAS source, FLUORO-SORB® adsorbent will significantly reduce the reliance on “pump and treat” alone for achieving hydraulic control of a contaminated site.

About PFAS

PFAS were (and continue to be) integrated into dozens of industry and consumer products over the past 60 years. PFAS have been used in common, daily products, including non-stick cookware, clothing materials, carpets, firefighting foams and various other products designed to resist grease, water and oil. During the production and use of products that contain PFAS, the chemical has seeped into soil and water and even migrated into the air. The strong carbon-fluorine chemical bond prevents their breakdown in nature, eventually allowing it to enter the food chain. As a result, scientists have been closely studying the health impact of PFAS, concluding that exposure may cause numerous health effects.

To address these concerns, states have begun enacting regulations that address PFAS remediation, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is actively studying its impact while considering adoption of standards to address clean-up levels. In advance of these and future regulations, FLUORO-SORB® adsorbent is an effective treatment made for the remediation and removal of PFAS.

FLUORO-SORB® adsorbent is commercially available in four granule sizes. For more information or to obtain a sample for your laboratory treatability study, visit or contact

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