PFAS Removal

What are PFAS?

Per- and poly-fluoroakyl substances, also known as PFAS, are a group of manufactured chemicals that have been used since the 1950s in a range of common household products and specialty applications.

These chemicals are resistant to heat, oil, stains and water and are commonly found in the following products:

  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Firefighting foams
  • Fast food packaging
  • Personal care products
  • Paints
  • Photographic processes
  • Stain resistant products
  • Mist suppressant in metal plating industry
  • Aviation hydraulic fluids
  • Floor polishes
  • Non-stick cookware
  • Mining and oil well surfactants
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We make excellence a habit. Global Resource Recovery operations adhere to the strictest requirements, and we’re certified for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management.
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Maximising efficiency without cutting safety corners. Our Zero Harm Policy is ingrained into GRR’s safety culture across the entire business. We consistently exceed safety regulations to keep our people away from harm, so they can rely on a risk-free work environment.
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Minimising our environmental impact, always. We embrace ongoing improvement – regular internal audits that cover occupational health and safety, government compliance, and environmental audits keep us on track.

The impacts on health & environment

Once used extensively around the world and within Australia, PFAS are now considered a risk to our health as they don’t break down in the environment. Their widespread use and persistence means that many types of PFAS may be present in Australia. 

Whether PFAS causes health problems in humans is currently unknown, however as the elimination of the chemicals from our bodies is slow, there is concern that continued exposure could lead to adverse effects in the future. 

On top of this, there is evidence that already suggests it has a negative impact on animals and the environment.  

How we help with management & removal of PFAS

At Global Resource Rev oery, we have implemented a process for separating and removing PFAS from wastewaters and absorbing them onto an absorption media. The absorption media is then sent for thermal destruction to completely destroy the PFAS group of chemicals. Any concentrated firefighting foams or PFAS waste streams are sent directly for thermal destruction.

If you are not sure on how to manage your PFAS issues contact our team at Global resource Recovery and we can assist you.