The SUEZ Ventia Contaminated Soil Processing Facility is a partnership between SUEZ and Ventia and harnesses the extensive expertise of both partners. SUEZ owns and operates Victoria’s only landfill licenced to receive category B solid Prescribed Industrial Waste, while Ventia has delivered more than 140 successful and highly complex remediation projects across Australia over the past two decades.
The facility accepts material 24 hours a day, five days a week, using safe and proven processes to remove both organic and inorganic contaminants. For organic contaminants such as oils, tars, petroleum residues, pesticides and munitions, thermal desorption employs heat to vaporise the contaminants into a gas stream, leaving soil ready for conversion into clean fill for beneficial reuse. Inorganic contaminants such as mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium are mixed with binding agents such as cement or lime in a stabilisation immobilisation process, reducing leachability and lessening danger to human and environmental health.
Both processes are designed to leave zero residues for optimal reuse of soils, with residual waste sent to an on-site smart cell® where it contributes to the generation of renewable energy.