AMEOX™ SUMMARY and APPLICATIONS

AMEOX™ SUMMARY

At YB Technologies, we work with clients to apply game changing technology to the challenge of how to destroy PFAS.  Our breakthrough AMEOX™ systems and services provide flexible, scalable, and cost-effective ways to begin eliminating this class of “forever chemicals” from our environment.

 

 

The AMEOX™ technology creates powerful oxidants and oxidizing conditions within its various system components.  Electricity, other inducements, and specific processing techniques are uniquely combined and applied to water, fluids, concentrates, and spent granular activated carbon (GAC) to destroy Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), and in particular Perfluoroalky Acids (PFAA’s) such as PFOA and PFOS telomeres, along with other recalcitrant organic chemicals.

Here's how it works:

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PFAS concentrations in spent carbon or targeted fluids drive our AMEOX™ system design and operation for each specific site. We keep a tight focus on treatment objectives while taking into consideration related fluid/media characteristics and properties, as well as ease of technology use and system portability for multiple site-to-site application options.

 

When applied to fluid or media containing PFAS within the system’s reactors and process components, carbon-organic fluorine bonds are broken to generate carbon dioxide and inorganic fluoride.  

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Spent Granular Activated Carbon

For spent GAC, the AMEOX™ technology is applied in a recirculating flow loop between the GAC in an absorber reactor and the AMEOX™ process equipment.  Water transformed to AMEOX™ fluid within the AMEOX™ process equipment is pumped into the absorber reactor containing spent granular activated carbon, and returned to the AMEOX™ equipment without discharge.  global Contaminants, e.g. PFAS, are destroyed within the GAC media, and also within the AMEOX™ process equipment for PFAS stripped from the GAC.  This can be an effective process for spent GAC regeneration, to reduce costs for disposal, or to accommodate other management options.  The AMEOX™ fluid can be re-used for subsequent GAC treatment runs, or processed through the system to allow for final discharge or disposal of the fluid.

 

YBT recommends spent carbon be processed onsite in an absorber removed from service during treatment, and then placed back on-line in water treatment when AMEOX™ processing is complete.  Conventionally, two (2) serial "lead-lag" configured absorbers are provided to remove PFAS from water.  A third absorber would allow for uninterrupted treatment with "leap-frogging" absorbers where two (2) absorbers would be in water treatment service while the 3rd is treated for adsorbed PFAS.

Fluid Concentrates and Brines

AMEOX™ processing equipment will also treat concentrated fluids or brines in batch, such as washes or rinses, or continuous lower flow reject concentrates from ultrafiltration or reverse osmosis.  For these applications, stored fluids can be recirculated through the AMEOX™ treatment equipment.  

APPLICATIONS and BENEFITS

AMEOX TECHNOLOGY BENEFITS and USES:

  • PFAS destruction.

  • Low Life Cycle Costs.

  • GAC Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle.

  • Stainless Steel Construction.

  • No moving parts (1-2 pumps).

  • 10-YR life expectancy 

  • Various levels of automation.

  • Landfill leachate/plating fluid treatment (with, e.g., AN™, filtration, solids separation, etc.) for PFAS, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), metals.

  • Manufacture of oxidative fluids for multiple application options.

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AMEOX TECHNOLOGY and SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS

  • Equipment Rental/Lease with Technical Support.

  • Process equipment mobilization, setup, tear-down, and demobilize.  

  • Operator training, technical support, and non-routine repair and maintenance.

  • For full-scale turnkey AMEOX™ processing services, YBT will be responsible for all aspects of the technology delivery and treatment results. 

  • Full-scale turnkey AMEOX™ processing services may be contracted on a lump-sum, unit price, or T&M basis.

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AMEOX PROCESS EQUIPMENT SIZING FOR SPENT GAC:

  • AMEOX™ Model A-1000 will process up to 1000 lbs spent GAC media in an adsorber reactor with a process production flow rate of 2-5 gpm

  • AMEOX™ Model A-2000 will process 2000-5000 lbs spent GAC media in an adsorber reactor with a process production flow of 6-10 gpm

  • AMEOX™ Model A-6000 will process 5000 to 10,000 lbs spent GAC media in an adsorber reactor with production flow of 8-15/20 gpm

  • AMEOX™-Model X will process >10,000 lbs spent GAC media with custom design and fabrication after up-front full-spectrum treatability study and field pilot trials.