West Michigan effort to destroy PFAS in water gets a state grant

Nov 26, 2019


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy offered a grant to help the City of Grand Rapids continue it's work in attempting to destroy PFAS chemicals in wastewater.

The city commission voted to accept the $50,000 grant this week.

The grant would add to funding for a PFAS research project which started in March 2019. Grand Rapids contributed $300,000 to it.

Project background

The Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department partnered with Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies with Michigan State University (MSU-Fraunhofer).

Their goal was to develop technology that destroys PFAS chemicals in wastewater.

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