PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) contamination is increasingly being recognised as a significant health and environmental issue requiring major remediation efforts. At Ventia we have established a dedicated, specialist PFAS team which is actively researching and developing innovative, practical and cost-effective technologies that can be used to remediate PFAS (including PFOS, PFOA, PFHxS) contaminated soil, sediment, concrete and water.

We work with clients to understand the objectives and scope for each project. We pride ourselves in applying remediation solutions with certainty the desired project objectives will be met. This means you get the result you want, faster, safely and within budget.

We understand what it takes to remediate PFAS sites at scale, we know the legislation and we know the practicalities. We operate in the field, focusing on removing and treating PFAS contamination in soil, sediment and groundwater.

Instead of taking a ‘one-size fits all’ approach we work with a range of different technologies which can be used independently or in combination to provide you with a whole-site solution. Our technologies are cost-effective, innovative and practical.

Experience

Ventia is the largest environmental remediation services provider in Australia. We have a long history of completing large and complicated remediation projects such as Homebush Bay in preparation for the Sydney Olympics and remediation of dioxins at the Rhodes Peninsula, Sydney.  We are solution focused and with Ventia you know you are in safe hands.

Research towards best practice

Our specialist PFAS team collaborates with world-class researchers from Australian and overseas universities to develop new technologies, and to research and test current technologies. We are committed to developing best practices in PFAS services.

About PFAS

Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a diverse group of synthetically produced chemicals that are highly resistant to heat, water and oils. From the 1950s PFAS were used extensively in firefighting foam. They are also used in industrial applications and in common household products, including non-stick cookware, food packaging, cosmetics, sunscreen, fabric, furniture and carpet stain protection products.

PFAS do not break down or degrade in the environment. They are highly soluble and mobile, and are found in soil, surface water and groundwater. There is now a legacy of PFAS contamination of (including PFOS and PFOA) at landfills and many sites associated with fire training across the country.

 

Our People

  • Dr Danielle Toase
    Dr Danielle Toase Principal Environmental Scientist, PFAS Strategy

    Danielle is a Geochemist and remediation specialist. Her background is in technical advising, remediation, R&D and regulation.

  • Charles Grimison
    Charles Grimison Technical Manager, Emerging Contaminants

    Charles has worked in the technical design and delivery of complex remediation projects across the petroleum, manufacturing and chemical industries. His focus is now on remediation of PFAS contaminated sites.

  • Dr Annette Nolan
    Dr Annette Nolan Principal Environmental Scientist, PFAS Strategy

    Annette’s expertise is in environmental chemistry and she is an expert in hazardous waste treatment and site remediation. She is a member of the Board of the ALGA (Australasian Land and Groundwater Association).

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