AFFF Cleanout Service

ECT2’s Experience

Our team has worked for years with airports, aircraft rescue and firefighting groups, DoD, industrial manufacturers, and associated industries to remediate their PFAS-impacted water challenges. We bring our experience and knowledge to rinse, clean, and transition your AFFF fire suppression systems to fluorine-free foam.

We are able to evaluate current systems, use our proprietary rinse solution to clean pipes and equipment, and treat the PFAS-impacted rinse water to non-detect levels. The treated water can be disposed of onsite, saving significant money on costly off-site transportation and waste disposal. The minimal solid waste that’s generated can be taken off-site for disposal or destruction.

AFFF Cleanout and Transition Service

With a team of expert engineers and a dedicated in-house R&D lab, our work is closely controlled and monitored. For your project, we are able to:

  • Drain and containerize waste AFFF concentrate
  • Decontaminate and flush (with water or other solvents) ARFF truck piping, fixed system AFFF tanks and infrastructure.
  • Onsite treatment or containerization of the rinsate
  • Manage waste disposal of concentrated liquids and solids
  • Modify fire protection systems
  • Replenish systems with new foam

Additionally, our proprietary AvPURE process allows for the treatment and disposal of high-strength AFFF spills and releases on-site. This saves our customers from future regulatory compliance issues and costly associated expenses. PFAS concentrations at the part per million level can be treated and discharged on-site below detection limits.

We also have the ability to partner with our parent company, Montrose Environmental, to provide comprehensive lifecycle solutions for the replacement, treatment, and disposal of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) systems.

Ready to make the next step for your project’s transition to fluorine free foam?

Contact your AFFF expert, Patrick McKeown, P.E., to learn more.

Case Studies:

AFFF Release Case Study

AFFF waste is notoriously difficult to treat, filled with pre-cursors and other hard-to-treat compounds – and as a highly concentrated stream, it is difficult to treat with conventional media techniques. Read our case study about how we treated 160,000 gallons of water and were able to discharge on site.

Case Studies:

Airport Deicing Case Study

PFAS challenges at a United States airport were no problem for our ECT2 team. Read more about how we were able to quickly develop a solution to address these key PFAS challenges.


Foam Response Flyer

In a single pass through our treatment systems, we were able to treat 120,000 gallons of PFAS-impacted water from 18 ppm to less than 2 ppt. Want to learn more? Click here.