Oily water disposal service
Oily water can be an environmental hazard if not treated and disposed of properly. Our oily water collection and treatment services treat wastewater contaminated with oil, PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl) and other materials, recovering resources from a potentially hazardous waste stream. This collection service is backed by a team of inhouse specialists and a purpose-built fleet, upholding the highest standards of safety and regulatory compliance.
Contaminants must be removed from oily water to a predetermined level before the waste water can be disposed of in sewerage. However, simply removing the oil component, as is the case with most forms of oily water treatment, is not enough to remove the PCB contamination to meet regulatory requirements for discharge.
Removing contaminants and recovering resources from oily water
Cleanaway has plants that process oily water plants can reduce PCB concentration to <2ppb* for sewer discharge. The innovative hydrocyclone design oily water separator works on a powerful but simple vortex principle.
The oily water is pumped into a cone-shaped separator. This creates a spinning vortex which creates the separation force. The vortex accelerates as it moves down the cone. These strong centrifugal forces separate the heavier water phase to the outside of the vortex while the lighter oil phase moves to the centre.
The separated oil is removed through an orifice located in the inlet end and goes on to be treated through the Base Catalysed Dechlorination (BCD) process. The treated water is discharged and passed through a series of specialist filters.
* ppb = pumps per billion
Why choose Cleanaway
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We are in every major city and region in Australia. Chances are you will find us not too far away from where you are. We’re in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth, as well as Karatha, Rockhampton, Newcastle, Geelong, Port Augusta, Albury, and more.