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Closed: Destructive technology test on PFAS concentrate

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is conducting a Pilot Test of a foam fractionation system on PFAS-impacted water in the East Metro as a part of the Feasibility Study required under the 2018 3M Settlement with the state of Minnesota. The Pilot Study is being conducted to test the effectiveness of PFAS removal in groundwater and surface water at Tablyn Park in Lake Elmo, currently. The result of the PFAS removal is a concentrated form of PFAS-containing water (concentrate), generally ranging from the 100’s to 1,000’s parts per billion (μg/L) PFOA/PFOS constituents.

This RFP is intended to provide a mechanism for interested parties to acquire a limited volume of PFAS concentrate for PFAS destructive technology testing purposes. Up to five gallons of PFAS concentrate will be shipped to approved applicants.

This RFP will remain open, and applications will be accepted on a rolling, first come, first serve basis until all available PFAS concentrate has been dispersed or 4 p.m. Central Time on May 1, 2023, whichever occurs first.

Questions and answers

Applicants who have any questions regarding this RFP must email questions to, subject line: “PFAS Destruction RFP Question.” Answers will be posted on this web page.


Destruction technology applicants and test projects will be screened by the MPCA for eligibility. Applicants and test projects must demonstrate existing PFAS destruction technology expertise and capabilities per the questions/requirements outlined in the application, including:

  • PFAS Destruction Technology and Test Description
  • PFAS Waste Disposal Requirements
  • PFAS Destruction Deliverables

How to apply

All applicants must submit the grant application form. Forms must be received electronically by the MPCA no later than 4 p.m. Central Time on May 1, 2023. The email properties header will reflect the date and time submissions are received.

Email applications to with the subject line: “PFAS Destructive Technologies Test Proposal”.

Applications received by the RFP deadline will be reviewed by MPCA staff based upon the Application Assessment score sheet in Exhibit A. Applicants must meet all requirements to be considered for funding. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received and awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Application materials