Decontaminating soil & water
Title: Investigation of methods to decontaminate soil and water containing PFAS and development of functionalised optical fibres for PFAS detection
Researchers: Fotios Sidiroglou, Shobha Muthukumaran, Jianhua Zhang, Marlene Cran
Partners: Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Association (ACLCA); Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), Victoria; South East Water (SEW); Environmental Group Limited (EGL)
This research will explore how to decontaminate soil and water containing PFAS – a group of man-made chemicals. PFAS is an organic pollutant and carcinogen that has been widely used in domestic and industrial settings. It can contaminate waterways, drinking water, soil and air. This project will develop novel, renewable alginate beads to absorb PFAS from water.
SDGs: 3 Good Health & Well Being | 6 Clean Water & Sanitation | 9 Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure | 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities