Company Overview

Driving sustainable growth

Deteriorating water quality is a global phenomenon which is attributed to an excess of nutrients entering freshwaters which is primarily driven by population increase and associated land-use change and climate change. This excess delivery of nutrients, in particular phosphorus, comes from three main sources:

  • agricultural run-off
  • industry
  • sewage treatment works

 

 

 

 

Surplus nutrients can cause undesirable symptoms in our freshwaters. As a result, we can observe biodiversity loss and the potential for local extinction events, all leading to the loss of ecosystem services.
Phoslock Environmental Technologies (PET) is a global leader in the treatment and remediation of freshwaters, particularly those impacted by excessive levels of phosphorus.

Our flagship product, Phoslock®, was originally developed by the Australian national science agency (CSIRO). This proprietary technology binds excess phosphate present within a system which forms the naturally occurring, stable, insoluble mineral, Rhabdophane. Phoslock has been extensively assessed by independent experts as having distinct advantages over competitive in-lake treatments.

The Phoslock technology is now being expanded into international markets, with additional technical and sales resources and a focused marketing strategy. A revised R&D program is generating product extensions that allow further diversification into new market segments.

We take a multifaceted solutions approach to water remediation, using products and engineering techniques to achieve healthy waterways for the communities that rely on them.

PET was established in 2002 and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:PET).

Our vision

We aspire to be the trusted partner of choice to remediate and manage fresh water in all our chosen markets.


We are achieving our vision by:

  • designing a management strategy specifically for individual water bodies.
  • providing products such as Phoslock®, zeolite, bacterial agents.
  • offering a complete service from the initial sampling, diagnosis, application, engineering and post treatment monitoring and reporting.
  • manufacturing blended products to combat a variety of problems.
  • applying products to water bodies using application equipment designed for the individual situations.

Global Operations

Canada USA Brazil Europe China (Manufacturing) China (General) Australia

Australia

Subsidiary

Key Contact

Dr Michael Doyle

GM R&D and ANZ Commercial

Melbourne,
Australia
+61 3 9110 0002

Canada

Key Contact

Lachie McKinnon

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Melbourne,
Australia
+61 3 9110 0002

China

Subsidiary

Viktor

Key Contact

Viktor (Xiaoming) Li

General Manager

Daxing, Beijing
China
+86 138 1897 2687

China (Manufacturing)

Manufacturing & R&D

USA

Subsidiary

Key Contact

Harry Knight

Commercial Lead - North America

Alabama,
United States of America
+1(256) 509 5491

Brazil

Distribution Licensee - Hydroscience

Key Contact

Dr Tiago Finkler Ferreira

Director

Porto Alegre - RS
Brazil
www.phoslock.com.br
+55 51 9364-0138

Europe

Subsidiary

Damian

Key Contact

Damian Whelan

General Manager

Woking,
United Kingdom
+44 7553 773 426

Production

PET has a purpose-built factory measuring over 6,000sqm, located in the Chinese economic zone of Changxing (150km from Shanghai), the new factory also now incorporates our  Engineering department, Chemical research and New Product Development.

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Freshwater eutrophication has been estimated to cost the U.S. economy US$2.2 billion annually (Dodds et al, 2009) while in the U.K. these costs have been estimated at between US$105-160 million (Pretty et al, 2003).

A survey of the state of the world’s lakes by the International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC) in 1993 found that 54% of the lakes in Asia were eutrophic, while in Europe and North America, the percentages were estimated at 53% and 48% respectively.