Revive Environmental’s PFAS Annihilator™ Technology Recognized With Two Honors from Fast Company 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards

Revive Environmental’s PFAS Annihilator™ has been awarded two recognitions from Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards announced this week. The first-to-market total solution for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) removal and destruction has earned an honorable mention in the “General Excellence” category and a finalist award in the “Water” category.

“We’re honored to be recognized alongside Battelle for the contamination mitigation and removal solution we’ve taken to market —and will scale across North America —with the PFAS Annihilator™,” said Revive Environmental President and CEO David Trueba. “This is just the beginning of how we plan to address the most complex environmental challenges impacting the nation and to globally restore communities through confident responsibility.’”

As of April 2023, PFAS Annihilator is now on the ground destroying PFAS chemicals in landfill leachate at a wastewater treatment facility in Grand Rapids Michigan. In the first full-scale, commercial deployment, the PFAS Annihilator™ is handling more than 100,000 gallons of concentrated waste per day. Revive expects to deploy six additional units to the field in 2023.

This year’s World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 45 winners, 216 finalists, and more than 300 honorable mentions—with health, climate, energy, and AI among the most popular categories—chosen from more than 2,200 entries across urban design, education, nature, politics, technology, corporate social responsibility, and more. The 2023 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Italy to Singapore to New Zealand, honoring sustainable designs, innovative products, bold social initiatives, and other creative projects that are changing the way we work, live, and interact with the world.

Revive Environmental is a water treatment technology spin-out company co-founded by Battelle and Viking Global Investors. Its mission is to provide contaminant mitigation services using key technologies developed by Battelle, including PFAS Annihilator™​. For more information about Revive Environmental, visit and to learn more about Battelle, visit

About Revive Environmental

Revive Environmental is a full-service environmental contaminant mitigation company on a mission to destroy PFAS using ready-now, advanced technology. Revive Environmental’s mission is to rid America of water contaminated by PFAS. By rapidly scaling and deploying technology, that mission can be accomplished by isolating, removing and destroying PFAS chemicals in landfill leachate, municipal wastewater, AFFF firefighting foam and groundwater. Using the exclusive, patented PFAS Annihilator™ and GAC Renew™ technologies, Revive Environmental for customers in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit

About the World Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.