As the list of VOCs continues to grow, municipalities and water utilities need a practical solution for contaminant removal.

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are toxic carbon-containing compounds released as gases from solids or liquids. According to a definition from the USGS, these compounds can include gasoline, fuel oils, lubricants, organic solvents, fumigants and even byproducts of chlorine disinfection. At municipal water treatment plants, the most common of these are typically fuel components and chlorinated solvents, such as degreasing agents, plastic materials and cleaning products.

These human-made chemicals can easily leach into groundwater and surface water supplies from spills or improper disposal. Although the effects of VOC exposure vary greatly depending on type and concentration, in general, serious health issues can occur. Over time, exposure to VOCs can cause digestive issues and liver, kidney and brain degeneration. Short term, these contaminants can cause dizziness, reduced concentration and damage to the nervous system.

A budget-friendly solution
Budget-strained water utilities and municipalities are continually faced with a growing list of these contaminants. Fortunately, AdEdge offers an affordable and sustainable solution for VOC removal. AdEdge’s line of packaged, pre-engineered APU systems uses the biottta biological filtration process to remove VOCs and create a sustainable solution for wellhead treatment of inorganic and organic contaminants.

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The fixed-bed, dual stage biotreatment cultivates a robust environment for microbiological organisms to destroy contaminants or transform elements to simple non-harmful forms. Developed specifically for drinking water applications, the fixed-bed treatment process consistently addresses contaminants at low levels, intermittent or fixed operation, and the dual-bed assimilates a complete packaged biotreatment plant with a dependability required for protecting public health.

About AdEdge Water Technologies
Headquartered just north of Atlanta, Georgia, AdEdge Water Technologies specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and supply of innovative water treatment solutions that remove contaminants from process or aqueous streams. AdEdge offers a full range of conventional and innovative treatment technologies to achieve trough standards including adsorption, coagulation, ion exchange, biofiltration and membrane-based solutions. For more information, call 866/8ADEDGE or visit

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