Xylem introduces new mobile technology to meet drinking water filtering demands for new contaminants like PFAS

April 16, 2024
The new mobile technology sits in a 54 foot trailer and can be hooked up to almost any system, including source water.

Xylem introduces new mobile technology that will help water utilities meet compliance requirements for emerging drinking water contaminants such as PFAS.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed new regulations for Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for PFAS related contaminants in drinking water on April 10, 2024.

Meeting new requirements can often lead to the implementation of new equipment. Xylem and Evoqua, now one company, have developed the MitiGATOR Mobile System that aims at filtering out new contaminants such as PFAS.


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The new system is aimed at public water utilities. It’s a completely mobile solution that requires very little onsite assembly. They ship in an enclosed semi-truck trailer with two bag filters, six media vessels, plumbing and instrumentation.

The 54 foot trailer that houses the MitiGATOR System has the ability to pump out 1,000 gpm (gallons per minute), depending on media and arrangement. The trailer weighs 40,000 pounds dry, and 104,000 pounds wet.

The system uses granular activated carbon or ion exchange resins in vessels to mitigate contaminants, and features remote monitoring capabilities.

For a more permanent solution, Xylem offers the ability to integrate the system with additional water cleanup systems that include interconnecting piping, and automated temperature, pressure and flow monitoring. Xylem offers a team of OSHA-trained operators capable of providing onsite operation and maintenance.

A mobile solution like this can be parked directly at source water. It can be configured for use at sites like municipal drinking water systems, drinking water wells and surface water. Xylem states that the water leaving this system will meet treatment goals.

“The EPA’s new national drinking water standard sets an enforceable limit on PFAS levels for the first time, and the implications for communities across the US are complex,” said Snehal Desai, Xylem’s senior vice president, chief growth and innovation officer, in a press release.

“With more than 10 years of experience deploying PFAS solutions, our technology and experience can help water utilities navigate these requirements from initial assessment and emergency treatment through to long-term treatment solutions. The MitiGATOR™ Mobile System is a vital new tool in enabling utilities to rapidly comply with the new regulations,” said Desai in the release.

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