Per- and poly- fluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances are a growing concern for biosolids management. A client recently sought our advice to help them manage an historic stockpile of biosolid-type material which contained waste from the textiles industry. Principal Matt Shanahan and Senior Consultant Hilary Hall were able to combine the previous work that had been done to categorise this waste, with up-to-date guidance for PFAS-contaminated materials.
The advice provided included detailed information on:
Critically, the client was provided with a decision map which navigated how end uses would be determined based on PFAS concentrations.
Further value was added with a training session organised by RMCG. PhD researcher Damien Moodie and his advisor, Dr Brad Clarke, presented in-depth research on PFAS substances found in biosolids. This session included how PFAS substances:
If you know or suspect PFAS might be an issue in your biosolids, please contact Hilary Hall on 0422 608 303.