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Oil Water Separators

For the effective removal of oil from wastewater

Hear more about our separators in this video

What are oil water separators?

An oil water separator is a device used to treat wastewater. It removes oils, grease and hydrocarbons, leaving only the non-hazardous water. The wastewater can then be disposed of safely in drainage. There are different kinds of oil water separators, and each one has a different capability. They are used for varying commercial and industrial applications. They also treat contaminants found in water, including free-floating oil, emulsified oil, dissolved oil, and suspended solids.

Authority compliant

Quarantine approved

Our oil water separator range

Introducing our comprehensive oil water separator range. Our separators are meticulously engineered to remove oil and hydrocarbon contaminants from water, while ensuring compliance with environmental regulations.

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See our oil water separators in action

Witness firsthand how our cutting-edge oil water separators successfully addressed a critical environmental challenge faced by Swinburne University, showcasing our remarkable efficacy in mitigating oil and hydrocarbon contamination, reducing environmental impact, and achieving compliance with rigorous regulatory standards.

Case Study

Swinburne University

Swinburne Uni needed to clean its earth-moving equipment and discharge water using sustainable solutions and minimised operating costs. To do this, Cleanawater provided a portable wash bay and an oil water separator. Using coalescing plate technology, we were able to separate oil and grease from washdown water, allowing the purified water to pass through municipal sewers.

How our oil water separators work

Find out more about how our oil water separators function. Each system is created using innovative technology to ensure efficient performance when removing oil, grease, and free-floating hydrocarbons from wastewater, all while adhering to environmental compliance Australia-wide. 

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  • Small footprint - install to tight spaces
  • Available with a selection of upgrades to suit site specific requirements
  • Utilises MPK coalescing media technology which is less prone to premature blockage
  • No filter bag consumables required
  • Removes hydrocarbons to 30ppm to exceed water authority regulations
  • Commonly used as primary treatment for water recycling


  • Approved and appraised by all major metropolitan and regional authorities
  • Turn key packages - easy and quick to install
  • Avoid costly fines from authorities
  • Avoid compromising the daily operations of your business
  • Weatherproof for outdoor installation
  • Automated operation and no consumables required
  • Average working life of 20+ years

Customer reviews

Information centre

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    No matter what industry you’re in, chances are you use a lot of water. Whether you require water for wash down and irrigation purposes, dust suppression, or onsite activities, water costs are.
  • How Car Wash Operators Benefit from Year-Round Water Conservation Efforts

    It’s no secret that many industries are facing water shortage issues. For car wash operators, this is a particularly important issue as your business is reliant on water.
  • Five Reasons Recycling Wastewater is Necessary

    The term “wastewater” doesn’t have particularly appealing connotations. In areas of the world where water appears to
  • The Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting

    In Australia, water is a precious commodity - and an expensive one. In this context, reusing and recycling water is incredibly important. Particularly for industry, rainwater harvesting can provide an ideal solution.
  • Wash bays problems and solutions

    For wash bays, it is crucial to comply with local water authorities, design for current and future needs, and use the right chemicals. Working with a trusted partner can help overcome these challenges.

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Mayfield West
NSW 2304


NSW 2000


VIC 3074


QLD 4034


Osborne Park
WA 6017


SA 5034

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