CAT 100 is a fusion of RPI’s BOS 100® and biotechnology to produce technology capable of achieving results beyond the capabilities of either alone. Electron transfer, the heart of all contaminant degradation processes, is promoted as the contaminant binds to the metal creating an electrical connection extending throughout the activated carbon matrix. An electron pump created by slow degradation of complex carbohydrates and peptides feeds electrons to the conductor, which shuttles them to the site of depletion. In this process, the metallic iron facilitates catalytic degradation of the contaminant without significant depletion of the iron. This overall cycle enables degradation of far more contaminant mass than would be estimated by simple iron demand.