Effective Remediation & Expert Advice
AVADA is an environmental consultancy specialising in the remediation of contaminated land and is one of the most experienced companies in its sector. We deliver a professional service to both public and private sector clients. As market leaders in the use of modern remediation technologies, we deliver a practical and workable solution to release the potential of redundant sites, while working closely with the client, consultants and the regulators to ensure the highest environmental standards are maintained. The experienced site teams professionally manage and execute all stages of the contract to provide an environmentally sustainable, cost-effective solution. We pride ourselves on building an excellent reputation for delivering projects safely, on time, to budget and to the highest environmental standards.
Experts In Contaminated Land Remediation
We undertake consultancy and remediation work on a number of different contaminant types to include:
Heavy Metals / Mettalloids
Heavy Metals and metalloids (an element such as arsenic or antimony with properties in between those of metals and non-metals) are common soil and groundwater contaminants that present a risk to users if concentrations exceed acceptable risk-based concentrations. Contamination by metals and metalloids is most often related to industrial sources or mining and mineral processing.
Hydrocarbons in whatever form are generally the most common contaminant that requires remediation due to their widespread occurrence and the risks they pose to human health and controlled waters. We often advise on Petroleum Hydrocarbon contamination such as Petroleum, Diesel, Kerosene and Lubricating Oils/Greases. In addition, we can work with heavier TPH compounds including PAHs such as those found in coal tar, heavy oils and creosotes. Chlorinated Hydrocarbons such as those found in solvents, plastics and insecticides also fall within our remit.
Inorganics / Invasive Species
A large number of inorganic contaminants exist that can impact soils, groundwater and drinking water. Whilst there is a degree of overlap with the metalloids from earlier, our expertise also extends to other contaminants such as nitrates and sulphates. An invasive species is a plant, fungus, or animal species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species) and has a tendency to spread to a degree that can cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health. Our environmental experts are experienced in the identification and management of such species.
Rapid Response Emergency Services
Oil pollution will not only damage your property and can have a negative impact on your health and well-being it will seriously devalue your property if it is not correctly cleaned up. We work with all our clients to address the oil damage and restore their properties. Our expert services include the following:
Our staff, equipment and documented procedures are continually tested and improved to provide the most effective rapid response services in the market today. We work with our clients to ensure that we know all the key details to ensure that our response is quick and effective. Our teams utilise the most up to date science, equipment and technology to provide truly effective rapid response services.
AVADA Environmental provides the most innovative and technologically advanced site assessment and investigations in the market today. We can provide investigations ranging from rapid response site walkovers to detailed investigations and risk assessments. The expertise of our investigation teams combined with the latest technological advances is such that we can provide a detailed assessment of the damage either on-site or within 24 hours of our site attendance.
The staff and management of AVADA Environmental have the necessary expertise, training and experience of providing the following oil clean up solutions:
Vacuum Extraction to reduce the oil odours and VOCs inside buildings;
- Emergency containment barriers, trenches and wells;
- Large and small excavation and disposal;
- In-situ bioremediation of soil and groundwater;
- Structural remediation;
- In-situ groundwater filtration and product recovery;
- Surface water remediation;
- Soil venting and large scale Vacuum Extraction;
- Chemical oxidisation;
- Combined excavation and in-situ treatment.
- Whatever clean-up operation is required we have the necessary expertise and technologies to provide it.
Expert Review & Advice
Our scientists have provided environmental expert witness services on civil claims and criminal prosecutions particularly in relation to environmental impacts arising from pollution incidents and historically contaminated land. We are experienced in the provision of expert advice on cases relating to the pollution of controlled waters by substances including petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents and metals amongst others.
We provide expert evidence on causation of pollution incidents which can include environmental forensic assessment and commissioning of materials forensic assessments. We are experienced in the provision of oral and written evidence including reports and statements for civil, criminal, industrial tribunal and arbitration proceedings. AVADA Environmental scientists provide expert witness services all are experienced and are Chartered Engineers, Chartered Environmentalists, Members of the Institute of Environmental Science and Fellows of the Geological Society.
Our portfolio of expertise includes:
- Air Quality
- Analytical Chemistry
- Browneld Remediation
- Contaminant Hydrogeology/Modelling
- Contaminant Fate & Transport
- Environmental Compliance
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Material Forensics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Oil Spill Response
- Petroleum Geochemistry
- Structural Engineering
- Waste Classification