Contaminated Sites and Soil

The Contaminated Sites & Soil sector brings together the experts on analysis, remediation and decontamination of contaminated sites and soil

Soils play a key role in the nutrient, carbon and water cycles: they provide raw materials and food, represent the planet’s biggest carbon store and contribute to water purification. However, this natural resource is limited and non-renewable. Today, between 60% and 70% of EU soils are not healthy and over 400 km² of soils are lost to urban development and infrastructure every year.

Previously discussed only in the context of depollution, soils are increasingly the subject of integrated management. If combating industrial pollution remains topical with issues such as emerging pollutants and their transfer (PFAS, HCH, microplastics etc.), it is necessary to restore degraded soils that have been rendered impermeable or artificialised and to rehabilitate wastelands, which comprise key land resources in the fight against urban sprawl.

The new European strategy adopted at the end of 2021 aims to grant legal protection to soil, in the same way as water or air. Based on a “Santé des sols” (Soils’ health) directive planned for 2023, it aims primarily to return the pollution of soils to “levels considered non harmful to human health and natural ecosystems” and to attain “zero net artificialisation” by 2050.

As well as improvements in the areas of diagnostics, treatments and the management of excavated soils, new solutions are appearing with the aim of “energising” soil quality to restore their proper functioning.

5000 Interested visitors
160 Exhibitors
45 Conferences
1 Experts Village (with UPDS)

Contaminated sites and soil at Pollutec

Equipment, hardware and products

  • Linings and coatings
  • Other equipments for site remediation and soil cleanup
  • Sampling tools (soil gas, soil water, soil)
  • Geophysical tools
  • Pumps and injection proves
  • Probing and drilling (Units and tools)
  • Earthmoving and stabilization techniques

Consulting engineer, design office, engineering firm

  • Diagnostic - Audit
  • Oversight assistance
  • Project management
  • Design study
  • Engineer for the works


  • Soil analysis
  • Ground water treatment (table)
  • Analysis, Measurement, Monitoring Laboratories
  • Sites remediation / Decontamination works
  • Monitoring
  • On site treatment
    • Biological
    • Containment, insulation
    • Physicochemical 
    • Phytoremediation
    • Thermal
  • Ground treatment with excavation
    • Biological (Traitement)
    • Containment, insulation
    • Physicochemical
    • Thermal 

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Exhibit to over 70,000 professionals

Contact us to join the Contaminated Sites and Soil sector at Pollutec 2020

Michelle Jandaud

Sales Manager

+33 (0)1 47 56 21 61

Marc-Aurèle Maugat

Directeur Grands Comptes

+33 (0)1 47 56 21 22

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