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Oil Water Separators For Mining Sites

For effective oil extraction from wastewater in mining sites

Key oil-related challenges for the mining industry

  • The contamination of nearby water bodies through the release of pollutants.
  • The potential for short and long-term environmental damage due to spills and leaks.
  • Mining companies have to pay top dollar if spills occur.
  • The strict regulations regarding the quality of water discharged from mining operations.
  • The damage excess oil can cause to other equipment on a mining site.
  • Improper water recycling practices.

Industry overview - managing oil in mining

An oil water separator is a specialised device extensively employed in mining operations to effectively remove oil, hydrocarbon contaminants, and suspended solids from wastewater, ensuring environmental compliance and safeguarding local ecosystems.

At Cleanawater, our advanced oil water separator systems are meticulously engineered and tailored to the specific needs of the mining industry, serving as a critical component in mitigating environmental risks associated with mining operations.

Learn about our wastewater compliance measures

Managing safe and contaminant-free wastewater is an essential compliance requirement for the mining industry. Our oil water separators will ensure your mining site is conforming to industry standards.


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Cleanawater’s mining industry solutions 

Cleanawater offers comprehensive and tailored solutions designed to address the unique challenges the mining industry faces - especially oily water discharge. Our cutting-edge technology includes advanced oil water separators. These systems play a pivotal role in helping mining companies meet stringent regulatory requirements and prevent water pollution by ensuring that only clean water is discharged. 

We understand the diverse needs of mining operations, which is why our customisable oil water separator systems are built to seamlessly integrate into various processes, safeguarding valuable equipment from contamination. With a proven track record and extensive expertise, Cleanawater is a trusted partner for the mining industry. Our tailored solutions not only contribute to better water quality and ecosystem protection but also enhance operational efficiency for your site. 

Understanding our oil water separator system

Step 1


This first stage involves the introduction of the contaminated water mixture into the separator.

Step 2

Primary separation

Emulsified oil droplets and solids rise to the surface and form a layer of floating sludge, which can be mechanically removed.

Step 3


The water moves into a coalescing chamber equipped with specialised coalescing systems to separate oil.

Step 4

Secondary separation

The remaining oil and smaller suspended solids continue to rise to the surface.

Step 5


The clarified water, which has undergone multiple stages of separation, exits the oil water separator system through an outlet pipe.

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