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Thu, May 02



MN ACS May Meeting

Breaking the PFAS Cycle at Claros Technologies

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Time & Location

May 02, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Minneapolis, 1600 Broadway St NE suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA

About the Event

Breaking the PFAS Cycle: Innovations in PFAS Destruction and Defluorination 

Join the MN ACS and Claros Technologies for an informative discussion where expert PFAS scientists and leaders will provide an overview of PFAS, its effects, and the magnitude of our global pollution problems, the traditional ways we’ve dealt with PFAS, and the emergence of revolutionary PFAS destruction and defluorination technologies. We’ll provide actionable, tactical advice on how you or your company can learn more about how to identify and mitigate PFAS. Dinner and networking opportunities provided, as well as a tour of Claros’ industry-leading PFAS analytical and destruction technologies and laboratories. 

Location: Claros Technologies, 1600 Broadway St NE Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413

RSVP: Please sign up by Friday, April 26th at noon. 

Cost: $15 / $5 students 

Dinner: Qdoba hot bar - Chicken, Steak, and Fajita Veggie tortillas with chips, soda and dessert 


Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 


Detailed Agenda

5:00pm - Claros Technologies Tour (There will be (3) 20-minute sessions) 

6:00pm - Dinner and networking 

7:00pm - Panel Discussion - Breaking the PFAS Cycle: Innovations in PFAS Destruction and Defluorination

     o PFAS pollution overview (10 minutes) 

          - What is PFAS? 

          - How does it affect our health and environments? 

          - How did we end up with this problem? 

     o Solving a global, persistent chemical pollution problem

          - The evolution and tradition PFAS contamination methods 

          - Emerging solutions in destruction and defluoridation 

               o What they are and why we need them 

     o Take Action: Helpful Advice For Mitigating PFAS

          - Discussion of key metrics for PFAS technologies: performance and efficacy, byproducts and residual pollution, short-

          chain PFAS, net energy costs, etc. 

     o Open Q&A

About Claros

Claros Technologies is a venture capital-backed deep-tech start-up harnessing green chemistry and advanced materials science to develop scalable platform technologies enabling clean, sustainable, and fully closed-loop industrial processes. Our mission is to solve problems without creating new ones, which is why our primary application focus is to destroy ubiquitous, toxic pollutant PFAS in water. We have developed a scalable destruction solution proven to fully defluorinate 99.99% of long, short, and ultra-short chain PFAS. We are a diverse team of scientists, business-builders, and impact leaders

committed to powering a circular economy. Join us as we help solve one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time with our game-changing water and wastewater treatment technology. We are a proud woman-founded and led company, originally incubated with IP at the University of Minnesota.

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