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Oil Water Separators For The Transportation Industry

Sustainable wastewater management for the transport sector

Key wastewater challenges for the transport industry

  • Maintenance, refuelling, and vehicle washing create a high amount of oily wastewater.
  • Rainwater can pick up oils and other pollutants from roads or auto maintenance areas.
  • Accidental fuel or oil spills are a common occurrence in the transport industry.
  • Refuelling operations can lead to the release of hydrocarbons and other pollutants.
  • Excess oil generation can decrease the performance of other equipment.
  • Oily discharge from aircrafts and marine systems can harm the environment.

Industry overview - managing oil discharge in transportation

An oil water separator is extensively used in the transport industry to effectively remove oil, grease, hydrocarbons, and other contaminants from wastewater. Usually, these pollutants are generated through transport-related activities, like maintenance, refuelling, equipment washdown, and stormwater runoff.

By using an oil water separator, your company can prevent environmental damage, ensure compliance with regulatory standards and promote sustainable water management practices.

At Cleanawater, we supply various transport industries, such as the aircraft and marine sectors with high-quality oil water separators. Each of our systems is equipped with everything needed to get up and running, including non-emulsifying pumps, float switches and controllers.

Learn about our wastewater compliance measures

Oil water separators will help your business comply with the strict water authority regulations placed on the discharge of wastewater.


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Cleanawater’s transport industry solutions

At Cleanawater, we understand the significance of equipment washdown areas in the transport industry. That’s why we offer tailored oil water separator solutions that combine advanced water treatment technologies with efficient water recycling systems.

These solutions not only assist in removing pollutants from vehicle washdown but also enable companies to recycle and reuse water, reducing water consumption and operational costs while adhering to stringent environmental regulations.

Therefore, we’re proud suppliers of oil water separators for aircrafts, ships, marine engineering systems, and all transport needs. With our dedication to innovative and customer-centric solutions, we’re your trusted wastewater management partner for life.

Understanding the oily water separator process

Step 1


In the pre-treatment phase, the contaminated oil content will enter the separator.

Step 2

Primary separation

Large oil droplets rise to the surface to form a floating layer of sludge. These contaminants can then be mechanically removed.

Step 3


The water moves into a coalescing chamber equipped with specialised media packs that aid in separating the oil water mixture.

Step 4

Secondary separation

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

Step 5


The clarified oil-free water passes through the system and can be discharged appropriately as it now meets authority regulations.

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