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AIST Develops PFOS Degradation Method.

Tokyo, Japan, Feb 23, 2006 - (JCN) - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) announced on February 21 that its Research Institute for Environment Management Technology has developed a method to degrade perfluorooctanyl sulfonate (PFOS), a kind of organic fluoride compound that has high environmental persistence and bioaccumulation potential.

The new method uses water and iron powder to efficiently decompose PFOS into fluoride ion.

Details of this achievement is published in the current issue of US scientific magazine Environmental Science & Technology: Vol. 40, No.3, under the title of "Efficient Decomposition of Environmentally Persistent Perfluorooctanesulfonate and Related Fluorochemicals Using Zerovalent Iron in Subcritical Water".

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