Mining

Extracting and processing minerals and metals provide the backbone of Australia’s economy, but unavoidably, these activities also disturb the land, consume resources and generate waste and pollutants.

Mining sub-station
Mining Truck

Our Solutions to

Hydrocarbon Management

Contaminated Water Sources

Mining Process Water Treatment

Hydrocarbon Management & Stormwater Treatment

The possibility of a major oil spill could occur in within the compounds of a mining site. Oil fuel and other light liquids contamination also occurs from mining surface areas frequented by heavy machinery, haulage trucks and fork trucks.

Solutions are much needed to treatment hydrocarbon & stormwater from Mining power stations, switch yards, refuelling zones, wash bays, car parks & storage areas.

SPEL Puraceptor Sub Station Installation

SPEL Puraceptor

SPEL Puraceptor is a full retention separator that treats all flows. It is to be sized to contain more than the anticipated maximum oil spillage — enabling it to be fully operational in treating stormwater runoff at all times.

  • Approved to the stringent European Standard BS EN 858.1 2006
  • Lightweight fibreglass horizontal construction
  • Duty range 2L/sec - 200L/sec
  • Coalescer pack to improve output quality to less than 5mg/L
  • Oil Level prove for continuous monitor
  • Auto closure valve for bulk spill protection
  • One piece unit for easy on-site installation

SPEL Puraceptor Oil Spill Animation

SPEL Puraceptor Installation

SPEL Stormceptor

SPEL Stormceptor Class 1 is a horizontally configured two-chamber Stormwater Quality Improvement Device (SQID), equipped with a gravity enhancing coalescer unit.

  • Lightweight fibreglass horizontal construction
  • No joints or seals
  • Lightweight yet robust
  • No heavy cranes required
  • One piece unit for easy on-site installation
  • Shallower excavation compared to concrete, results in cost-saving
SPEL Stormceptor Installation

Treating Contaminated Water Sources

SPEL Floating Wetlands Wasterwater

SPEL Floating Treatment Wetlands

SPEL Stormceptor Class 1 is a horizontally configured two-chamber Stormwater Quality Improvement Device (SQID), equipped with a gravity enhancing coalescer unit.

  • Lightweight fibreglass horizontal construction
  • No joints or seals
  • Lightweight yet robust
  • No heavy cranes required
  • One piece unit for easy on-site installation
  • Shallower excavation compared to concrete, results in cost-saving

Himatangi Beach WWTP

Riverlands Meats WWTP

Mining Process Water Treatment

Electrocoagulation can be used to remove suspended particles of clay and coal finds from mine process water. The untreated water could not be used to cool mine equipment, nor could it be discharged into the local watershed due to environmental regulations. The EC water allows the water to be reused in the mining operation, which saved trucking in fresh water.

SPEL Electrocoagulation

SPEL Electrocoagulation

SPEL electrocoagulation is the distinct economic and environmental choice for meeting water treatment discharge standards and compliance requirements. Capital and operating costs are greatly improved in comparison to traditional technologies with distinct process advantages.

The SPEL EDA TT process destabilises suspended, emulsified and dissolved contaminants in an aqueous medium.

The process has been proven effective for a wide range of contaminants:

  • Removes heavy metals such as oxides that pass TCLP (Toxic Classification Leaching Procedure)
  • Removes suspended and colloidal solids
  • Removal of dissolved solids
  • Breaks oil emulsions in water
  • Removes fats, oil and grease
  • Removes complex organics
  • Destroys and removes bacteria and viruses
  • Processes multiple contaminants

SPEL Electrocoagulation - EC Module

SPEL Electrocoagulation - DAF Module