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In this podcast episode of Liquid Assets, Ravi Kurani interviews Julie Bliss Mullen, founder of Aclarity, a startup addressing the global threat of PFAS chemicals. Julie discusses her transition from PFAS research to entrepreneurship, highlighting Aclarity's innovative electrochemical systems that aim to destroy PFAS contamination. The episode explores the urgent PFAS crisis, evolving regulations, and the potential for sustainable technologies, offering a comprehensive view of innovative solutions and business models in water purification.

Aclarity has secured a substantial financial milestone that promises to reshape the landscape of the industry, and Pulse 2.0's spotlight on this funding round. Dive into this exclusive coverage to unveil the financial dynamics and future prospects that make Aclarity's Series A funding a compelling narrative in the evolving PFAS sector.

It's generations too late to keep toxic PFAS out of the environment. A clutch of startups, including Aclarity, are developing methods for eliminating these ‘forever chemicals’.

We're thrilled to share the exciting news that Aclarity has successfully raised $15.9 million in its Series A funding round. The round was led by Aqualateral, with participation from several notable investors, including HG Ventures, Bidra Innovation Ventures, Nor’easter Ventures, MassVentures, and Burnt Island Ventures.

Nothing Lasts Forever

The characteristic of being a nearly unbreakable bond is what makes PFAS useful in such a wide variety of applications— it’s also why these chemicals are a slow-brewing environmental disaster. But nothing really lasts forever. Julie Bliss Mullen uses electrochemistry to sever the nearly unbreakable bond in PFAS forever chemicals. 

Aclarity Makes PFAS a Problem of The Past

Since winning the 2022 Urban Water Challenge, new federal and state regulation around PFAS is providing a tailwind to Aclarity’s work. More than 6 states had PFAS regulation go into effect in 2023, including a first-in-the-nation PFAS ban in Maine, bans on use in personal care and food packaging, and new labeling requirements. Additionally, the US EPA lowered its safe threshold levels for PFAS in drinking water and is exploring new effluent limitation guidelines and pretreatment standards for landfill leachate to combat PFAS contamination.

PFAS Destruction Pilot Shows Promising Results

Existing methods for managing PFAS in landfill leachate merely transfer the chemicals within our environment," adds Mullen. "By proving scalability and leading unit economics, our customers now have a feasible solution to destroy PFAS forever, reducing environmental impact, liability, costs and operations while increasing capacity and public health.

Aclarity Destroys PFAS Chemicals Forever in Full-Scale Pilot

Aclarity, a leading PFAS destruction technology company, announced today that it has successfully destroyed PFAS chemicals at a customer’s site, at volume, in landfill leachate, a primary source of PFAS contamination in the environment.

De Nora and Aclarity Sign Agreement to Deploy PFAS Destroying Technology

Connected by a commitment to protect global health through innovative water treatment solutions, De Nora signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with venture capital backed water technology company Aclarity, Inc. that will target treating harmful contaminants, such as per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in water at industrial scale.

Aclarity Seeks to Bring Its Unique Water-treatment Technology to the Next Level

They’re called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. But they’re known by a much simpler, and more troubling, moniker.

“They’re nicknamed the ‘forever chemicals’ because they don’t break down in nature,” said Orren Schneider, chief science officer at the Massachusetts based startup known as Aclarity.

Regulations Will Drive the U.S. PFAS Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market

A new analysis by Verify Markets shows the U.S. PFAS Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market was valued at over $65 million in 2020 and is expected to witness high growth rates over the next seven years.

Aclarity awarded NSF SBIR Phase II for $1 million

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is a cost-efficient and comprehensive water treatment solution that destroys water contaminants on contact, enabling on-site advanced water treatment in many industries with the potential for zero-liquid discharge/reuse operations. Awarded September 2020.

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