Of 23 contaminants tested (pharmaceuticals, personal care products, etc.) the system performed the best in degrading PFOA and PFOS. The results were surprisingly favorable, to the degree that Selma had never seen such performance in any of the plasma reactors she had previously tested in her 14 years of plasma research. The team was highly skeptical about the measurements as Tom and Chris both thought PFAS were virtually indestructible. They repeated the experiment multiple times, always with the same result…rapid removal which proved to themselves the results were real.
What followed was additional funded research, and ultimately the formation of DMAX Plasma as a limited liability company in 2014 for the purposes of commercializing the technology. Development has continued ever since, successfully treating PFAS contaminated waters, adding to our team and increasing throughput capacity.