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Mining

We'll help your mining operation meet its water treatment requirements in:

  • Pump stations
  • Washdown bays
  • Refuelling bays
  • Workshops
  • Bulk diesel storage
  • Chemical storage bunds

The mining industry challenges Cleanawater can help with

Lower running costs. Zero fines or shutdowns. Hassle-free equipment maintenance. We understand how valuable they are to your mining operation.

We know because our expertise in mining wastewater treatment spans more than 20 years. That's why we guarantee our cost-effective wastewater solutions will comply with your local water authority standards – saving you on shutdowns and penalties. And it's why they're engineered for efficiency and longevity – offering long-term savings on running costs, expensive cleanups, repairs and manual monitoring.

How Cleanawater can help your mining operations

Designed and engineered for the mining sector, Cleanawater's wastewater treatment solutions help you meet authority requirements.

We carry one of Australia's largest stocks of off-the-shelf wastewater treatment equipment. That includes oil water separators, water recycling systems, vehicle wash bays, pump stations, chemical control and oil skimmers. They're engineered to perform in rugged environments. They're built for minimal reliance on power and consumables – keeping your running costs minimal. And thanks to their efficiency and durability, they require only minimal, hassle-free maintenance.

They're built to complement existing mining infrastructure – including products designed especially for below-ground environments. And most of our off-the-shelf units come pre-plumbed and pre-wired. That means they're easily retrofitted for zero operational downtime. They're also built with eco-sustainability in mind, helping you meet your Environmental Duty of Care.

With high levels of available stock, you'll benefit from fast delivery times – orders are usually dispatched within 24 hours. We also supply custom-designed solutions to meet your site's individual requirements.

It's all supported by Cleanawater's technical assistance – including fly-in/fly-out equipment servicing, inspection and repair.

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Featured case study

Freeport-McMoran

In line with their environmental policies, Freeport-McMoRan needed to upgrade a heavy vehicle wash pad to meet standards.

Oily water with high levels of solids was being discharged to a mine site creek – their 10,000L coalescing plate separator was undersized and constantly breaking down and they needed a new solution.

Cleanawater's end-to-end process

Step 1

Process Development

Cleanawater's project engineers confirm all site parameters, commence design and process evaluations on specific requirements for each project.

Step 2

Conceptual Modelling

Conceptual 3D models, predictive flow and performance analysis models are tested prior to manufacturing commencing.

Step 3

Manufacturing

We update the design briefs and commence manufacturing. We create build drawings before manufacturing and commissioning commences at our Melbourne facility.

Step 4

Installation

The Cleanawater team complete system installation and commissioning on site – without disrupting your operations.

What to do with your wash down bay and workshop waste water

  • Ensure discharge of waste water is to evaporative ponds, site sewerage network, holding tank or to the next stage of treatment.
  • Select the correct hydrocarbon treatment system based on site requirements and flow rates.
  • Encourage re-use of water for wash down or dust suppression.
  • Only use biodegradable quick break degreasers and detergents.
  • Ensure your sump capacity is adequate to handle your peak flow rates.
  • Calculate potential rain events when selecting your treatment system.
  • Check with your environmental department for water quality standards if you wish to use water for dust suppression or water recycling.
  • Use only helical rotor or diaphragm pumps to pump wash water through your treatment system.
  • Ensure your system is being serviced and maintained in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.
  • Contact Cleanawater if you have any queries regarding your new or existing project.

What not to do with your wash down bay and workshop waste water

  • Do not use traditional solvent based degreasers that do not have quick break properties. These degreasers cause oil and detergents to remain in suspension and not separate through a traditional oil water separator system.
  • Do not dispose of any coolants, acids, caustics or chemicals through the water treatment system, these should be disposed of by licenced contractors.
  • Do not allow wash down water to discharge directly to the stormwater drain.
  • Do not allow water to overflow and evaporate onto adjacent ground.
  • Do not setup a series of holding tanks with no treatment or disinfection if water is to be re used, this can be dangerous.

Prevent fines and shutdowns

Cleanawater has extensive experience in helping mining operations meet authority requirements. That's because we've installed our systems in countless mining regions – so we're well versed in the specific requirements of your local water authorities.

From federal and state legislation to local permits, we can help you comply with all necessary wastewater legislation. We'll help you avoid costly fines and shutdowns. And we'll supply everything you need to stay authority-compliant.

That means regular equipment servicing to suit your schedule. After-sales support to ensure you're 100% satisfied with your equipment. And friendly advice on how to get the best out of your equipment.

Just call us on 1800 353 788 to start the conversation.

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Our commitment to sustainability

Sustainability. Innovation. Service.

They're the three pillars our business is built on. And they drive our mission to build a sustainable future for Australia through water treatment and recycling.

It's why Cleanawater is an industry leader in sustainable water treatment technology. We'll design and build you a system that requires minimal power, consumables and chemicals – without compromising its performance or lifespan.

For your mining operation, it means meeting your Environmental Duty of Care in a cost-effective manner.

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