The National Contaminated Sites Demonstration Program provides an opportunity to demonstrate integrated multidisciplinary solutions to complex land, groundwater and air contamination problems and issues across Australia. It also lets scientists and consultants test and validate new and upcoming site assessment and remediation technologies.
In 2013 crcCARE launched its Waste Program, focusing on the sustainable management of organic waste.
Our demonstration projects address issues that constrain assessment and remediation of potentially contaminated sites, including:
Monitored natural attenuation as a risk-based strategy for managing contaminated sites
Source characterisation, remediation and health investigation levels for sites contaminated by chlorinated hydrocarbons
Impracticability end points for LNAPL remediation
Aqueous film-forming foams – long-term impacts at fire drill training areas
- Approaches and technologies for converting waste to energy.
crcCARE’s four demonstration programs are:
crcCARE’s Department of Defence demonstration program focuses on laboratory and field-based investigation of potentially contaminated sites, and the validation of innovative technologies developed for their assessment and remediation. The program uses interdisciplinary methodologies to arrive at solutions for the complex environmental problems affecting a range of sites across Australia.
The Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) is a consortium of four major oil companies in Australia (BP, Mobil, Caltex and Shell).
The AIP Program addresses issues facing the oil industry, which has been constrained by limited information and policies on petroleum hydrocarbons. Recognising this constraint, crcCARE has brought together a team of experts to develop nationally harmonised policies and guidance on assessment and remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated sites in Australia.
With BHP Billiton Iron Ore, crcCARE is identifying and managing environmental risks in line with BHP Billiton’s corporate objective of delivering long-term value to shareholders. Through focused research, crcCARE is delivering commercially viable remediation solutions which will enable BHP Billiton to both manage and minimise its risks while maximising the value of its assets and encouraging enterprise and innovation.
crcCARE’s Waste Program focuses on the sustainable management of organic waste.
The program offers Biomethane Potential Testing (laboratory-based assessment of the potential for a waste product to generate bioenergy), together with feasibility studies for harvesting clean energy. This clean-energy initiative delivers both economic returns to the end user and environmental benefits to the wider community.