Skip to main content

PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” are prevalent in a variety of products, from Teflon and non-stick pans to rain jackets and firefighting foam. Linked to a range of health problems, these pollutants were found in several critical North Carolina waterways. An interdisciplinary group of UNC-Chapel Hill scientists and engineers are deploying and evaluating technologies that filter these difficult-to-remove substances from our drinking water.

The NC Pure Project is supported by the North Carolina Collaboratory at UNC-Chapel Hill. Gifts from generous donors provided the researchers with seed-funding, leading to a $10 million appropriation from the North Carolina General Assembly.

Video by Jeyhoun Allebaugh, University Development

Comments are closed.