Remediation is critical to keeping our communities and environments safe and healthy. With 30 years experience behind us, and with more than 140 major environmental remediation projects successfully completed, we know some of the most advanced and effective ways to deal with contaminants.
What we do
You can have confidence in the proper management of the hazard we are removing, as well as timings and cost of the project.
We work across the following elements:
- soil remediation
- sediment remediation
- surface water remediation
- groundwater remediation.
All types of contaminants are within our capability, whether organic or inorganic. Depending on the problem, we will work in situ or ex situ.
We also rely on our significant experience whilst assisting clients through the environmental planning and approval process. Venita’s aim is to work with clients and regulators to develop outcome based solutions that are seen as win/win for all parties involved.
In any remediation project there are community stakeholders. We have a community relations team with great experience, much of it gained on Australia's largest and most complex sites.
How we do it
Getting involved as early as possible, our tech team will spend time with you to establish the exact problem to be solved. We will then recommend the right approach to the issue from the many methods available, including new approaches or our own innovation. You can be confident we know the most effective one for your situation, and will get the job done safely.
There are four broad approaches we can take:
- biological – expose the contaminant to air which stimulates the action of naturally occurring bacteria
- chemical – use agents to change the chemical structure of the contaminant (often used for metals)
- physical – contain the substance
- thermal – vaporise and destroy the contaminant (often used for complex organic substances).
So everyone involved in a remediation project can visualise what’s happening on-site, we use building information modelling, more commonly used in the construction industry. We create a ‘6D’ model of the project and site, where on top of the usual three dimensions we add in time (how long the job will take), cost (of all elements of the project), and asset life. For example, we add in all the utilities that might be running through a site such as live electricity or water pipes, and map all the hazards such as contamination hot spots. Using 6D modelling means we can ‘view the job before we do the job’.
Managing risk for clients and the community
Remediation comes with risks for our clients, so you need to be able to trust your partner to safely manage those risks on your behalf.
It's important to protect our communities and environments throughout the remediation process, so we are careful to manage odours, dust and noise. Often we contain a site by enclosing it in a building and putting in an emission control system.
Constant site monitoring means we measure air and water quality, odours, and vibrations. And doing this within the site means we identify potential problems before they go beyond the site boundary so they don't become an issue.
Engineers Australia, Australian Engineering Excellence Awards 2016
Blue Star Sustainability Awards, Highly Commended 2016
Watch our short video below to learn more about the ground-breaking work our remediation team are working on.