Soil Remediation

Brief Description

Our specialists have experience in detailed geochemical and microbial characterisation of degraded and contaminated sites and, based on knowledge gained, are able to provide advice on the most appropriate remediation strategy.

Our Technologies

We have the capability to investigate agricultural practices leading to water quality issues and then identify cost-effective land and drainage management solutions to mitigate pollution of the environment. 

Figure Description:

High acidity results in dissolution of metals present in the soil such as aluminium and iron. When it rains, the acid and metals are washed into drains and eventually adjacent rivers, often resulting in catastrophic environmental effects.

We have the capacity to examine hydraulic and biogeochemical drivers behind contaminant migration and trial novel, field based remediation technologies based on a comprehensive understanding of the contaminated site of concern.

Figure Description:

This is a field-scale replication of legacy waste trenches at Little Forest Site, Sydney, Australia. Photo shows one of two trenches excavated to replicate hydraulic and biogeochemical processes, and also to test remediation technologies.



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