PFAS Water Treatment – RAAF Edinburgh

Project Details

Client: Department of Defence
Timeframe: Initial 3 year term with an option to extend
Value: $5M
Location: RAAF Base Edinburgh, SA

In July 2018, the Department of Defence (Australia) contracted Enviropacific to manage the removal of PFAS impacted groundwater at RAAF Edinburgh in South Australia. The source of the impacted groundwater originated from the Fire Training Area onsite.

Enviropacific designed our system to operate remotely and enable 24/7 operation and the plant was constructed without interuption to the critical roles this RAAF Base facility provides to the Defence of Australia. Impacted groundwater is extracted via a series of extraction wells which transfer the groundwater to our treatment plant for subsequent treatment. The treatment process consists of various pre-treatment steps prior to selective multi-media filtration to reduce the PFAS concentration to levels below the Australian drinking water guidelines. The treated water is then re-injected into the same aquifer.

Summary

  • Constructed with minimal disruption to base operations
  • Fully automated to maximise system uptime and achieve value for money
  • Mass reduction to below Australia Drinking Water guidelines