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PFAS Water Treatment Systems

With 45 years of water treatment technologies, our proven Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Adsorber Systems remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contaminants from municipal water sources across the country —ensuring you’re in compliance.   Newterra’s responsive experts make your life easier and on budget with a tailored, high-performing solution. From start to finish, you’ll experience a focus on overall efficiency, reliability and timeliness while minimizing your Capex and Opex.

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Product Overview

The Best Media and Equipment Considerations

Newterra water experts will focus on your infrastructure, challenges and water chemistry to select the optimal core treatment media and equipment to solve your issues.


  • The back washable CANSORB CP holds up to 40,000 lbs per vessel of activated carbon and has flow rates up to 1,000 GPM
  • Newterra offers virgin coal-based, wood-based and coconut-based granular Granular Activated Carbon Filter Media.
  • Ion exchange media has also proven to be a meaningful process for removing the short-chain compounds of PFAS using a selective resin.

Best Media: 

  • The optimum PFAS removal design should account for the overall composition of the source water, the type and concentration of PFAS compounds it contains, and critical media performance attributes relative to those specific conditions. 
  • Making the most cost-effective choice also requires considering the physics of the treatment equipment and the impact on energy efficiency.

Best Equipment:

  • And because the mechanics of different system designs can impact operating costs and system longevity, the nuances of corrosion resistance and pressure loss before upgrading capacity or replacing older systems should be considered.
  • Other considerations: energy concerns, system construction, NSF-61 compliance and system longevity
  • Benefits


  • The CANSORB CP20K-10 and CP20K-12 deep bed, back washable, dual vessel skid adsorption systems using Newterra’s 5DC virgin coconut granulated activated carbon media remove PFAS to non-detectable levels in potable water.  
  • When operated in a series flow pattern, our systems will provide 100% redundancy to ensure a safe water supply.
  • The Newterra Dual-Vessel Activated Carbon Systems are ideal for municipalities looking to upgrade current capabilities to meet the challenges of complying with state and federal regulations.
  • Newterra Systems install in 8 hours or less, allowing drinking water suppliers to quickly and effectively reclaim wells that were shut down due to PFAS contamination. 
  • These dual vessel systems come in various sizes, many of which are available for immediate delivery for sale or rental.
  • With over 40 years of experience, Newterra engineers and technical experts are some of the best in the field.

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