Gold Coast Airport Water Treatment

Gold Coast Airport Water Treatment

Enviropacific was engaged to design, construct, operate and maintain a 10L/s capacity groundwater treatment system to treat PFAS impacted groundwater at the Gold Coast Airport.  The airport is one of Australia’s fastest growing airports located on the border of NSW and QLD, the airport now welcomes more than 6.5 million passengers annually.

The impacted groundwater is being extracted as part of construction dewatering activities currently occurring at the airport in relation to runway upgrades that are required to meet increasing demand.

The system is designed to treat not only PFAS to achieve stringent criteria set by State and Federal Governments, but a range of other constituents including heavy metals, nutrients, petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and a range of physico-chemical parameters such as pH, turbidity and dissolved oxygen to protect the receiving water environment.

Since commencement, the system has consistently achieved the discharge criteria. To prevent delays in civil construction activities onsite, a highly expedited system installation schedule was developed and achieved within 18 days. This system represents the first PFAS water treatment system designed and operated specifically for a Federal civilian airport site in Australia

Summary

  • The first PFAS water treatment system designed and operated specifically for a Federal civilian airport site in Australia
  • 10L/s groundwater treatment capacity
  • 2017 Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA) Best Remedial Project >$1 Million Excellence Award

Client

Queensland Airports Limited

Timeframe

2016 – ongoing

Location

Coolangatta, QLD

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