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A family owned business of over 45 years, SPEL are Australia’s premier Stormwater specialist.

Working with councils, engineers and contractors, we provide solutions for gross pollutant and nutrient capture and extraction, from stormwater systems in urban environments.

Stormwater

SPEL Stormchamber, Stormceptor, Ecoceptor, Puraceptor can be used for a wide range of applications such as car parks, petrol stations, airports or mining sites.

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Stormwater

At SPEL Stormwater we provide innovative storm water treatment solutions for a wide range of applications.   Whether it’s for a car park, industrial area, airport, petrol station or mining site, our practical and proven technologies treat the water before it flows into the environment — keeping our streams, lakes and waterways clean.

We manufacture a range of highly efficient Storm Water Quality Improvement Devices (SQIDs) that meet the whole scope of storm water treatment, including:

  • The retention and reduction of suspended solids, nutrients (including nitrogen and phosphorus), heavy metals and petroleum hydrocarbons from aggressive industrial sites, roadways, mines and wash bays
  • High-risk sites where there is a danger of an oil spill
  • The capture of gross pollutants and suspended solids from busy shopping precincts and recreational grounds
  • The retention of natural refuse and gross pollutants from low risk residential and rural areas
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Design considerations

When it comes to designing your storm water solution, our experienced team will offer advice and assistance. We’ll take the following factors into consideration to provide you with the best solution for your needs:

  • Catchment size
  • Pollutant protection for the receiving waters
  • Physical placement (including rainfall conditions, etc)
  • Type of contaminant
  • Flow rate
  • Risk analysis (nutrient & TSS inundation, spill containment)
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Puraceptor

A full retention separator to treat all flows, with two chambers, a coalescer and an automatic closure device.

Stormceptor

A horizontally configured, two-chamber Stormwater Quality Improvement Device, equipped with a gravity enhancing coalescer unit. Offline version available.

Triceptor

A combination of the Stormceptor and Puraceptor functions and features in the one, easy to install, treatment device.

Ecoceptor

A vertically configured pollutant trap suitable for low risk applications. 

Spel Filter

A cartridge filter system incorporating an up-flow treatment process that maximising surface treatment area.

Detention, Retention & Conveyance

Our innovative solutions can effectively reduce flooding and suited for different applications such as, car parks, residential, shopping centres & detention ponds.

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Detention, Retention & Conveyance

At SPEL Stormwater, we provide innovative solutions that can effectively reduce flooding.

These solutions can be used for different applications, including:
  • Car parks
  • Residential
  • Shopping centres
  • Detention Ponds
  • Design considerations for your project
When it comes to designing your storm water solution, our experienced team will offer advice and assistance. We’ll take the following factors into consideration to provide you with the best solution for your needs:

  • Catchment size
  • Pollutant protection for the receiving waters
  • Physical placement (including rainfall conditions, etc)
  • Type of contaminants
  • Flow rate
  • Risk analysis (nutrient & TSS inundation, spill containment)
SPEL Stormchamber
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Thundaflo

A heavy duty channel drainage system uniquely designed for industrial environments.

Storm Chamber

On open bottomed, high-density polyethylene infiltration chamber for subsurface retention or detention of stormwater run off.

Municipal Water Waste

Our solutions treat anaerobic digestion, odour mitigation, nitrification processes, bio-chemical oxygen demand, removal of TSS, etc.

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Municipal Water Waste

At SPEL Stormwater we provide a range of biological fixed film treatment options that retrofit to your existing wastewater treatment asset to prolong its lifespan — avoiding the capital expenditure that comes with a complete replacement or upgrade. This enhances the lifecycle of the existing plant & infrastructure asset by giving it greater capacity with the same footprint.

With a greenfield application, the controlled process and high treatment rate allows a infrastructure footprint that is approximately 75% smaller than conventional technology such as activated sludge. You can use our solutions in any municipal wastewater environment, including those that require the treatment of:

  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Odour mitigation
  • Nitrification processes
  • De-nitrification and polishing
  • Bio-chemical oxygen demand
  • Removal of TSS
  • Reduction in faecal coliforms
  • Reduction in phosphorus
  • Dairy waste
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Innovative range

Whether you use conventional technologies like activated sludge systems or MBBR, our innovative system will retrofit to your existing asset to provide a capital and operationally cost effective, efficient water treatment solution.

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Floating Wetlands

A low-cost way to enhance municipal wastewater treatment. Can be retro-fit into existing facilities or waterways.

Beautification

SPEL Floating Treatment Wetlands provides a lush, fertile wetland for the beautification of canals, ponds, lakes, lagoons and other slow-flowing waterways.

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Beautification

Whether you’re looking to rejuvenate an area of concrete jungle, tired water body, or add an aesthetically pleasing element to an urban development, we have the solution.

The SPEL Floating Treatment Wetlands supplies a two-fold result: it provides a lush, fertile wetland for the beautification of canals, ponds, lakes, lagoons and other slow-flowing waterways, and also improves water quality.

This natural filtration and biological treatment system has a positive social impact on the area. It can support many different types of plants — including native flora — and will help keep water quality at an extremely high level. In many cases, the floating wetland acts as a haven for both terrestrial and marine wildlife. Our sustainable floating wetlands can be retrofitted to many types of areas, including:

  • Urban canals and waterbodies
  • Community areas (parks, zoos, etc)
  • Nature reserves
  • Commercial areas
  • Private residential areas
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Spel Basin

A highly advanced stormwater filtration system. It’s size and capacity make it ideal for small footprint stormwater treatment train.

Floating Wetlands

A low-cost way to enhance municipal wastewater treatment. Can be retro-fit into existing facilities or waterways.

Algae Control

SPEL’s innovative algae treatment uses ultrawave and floating wetland technologies to completely eliminate algae and prevent further cellular growth.

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Algae Control

Algae can evolve as a result of intense solar radiation, nutrients contained in water, nutrients deposited by wind, and animals and birds frequenting ponds or waterways.

Water that is affected by algal growth may be unsightly and give off an unpleasant odour. The organisms present in algal bloom will also consume many of the valuable nutrients from the area of water — resulting in a low quality of water that is less effective for irrigation, or becomes a source of pollutant.
Innovative treatment

SPEL ENVIRONMENTAL’s innovative algae treatment uses floating wetland technologies to completely eliminate algae and prevent further cellular growth. Both solutions suitable for a wide range of areas, including:

  • Lakes
  • Ponds
  • Golf courses
  • Wastewater treatment plants or lagoons
  • Water storage reservoirs
  • Irrigation dams
  • Botanical gardens
  • Fish farms
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Floating Wetlands

A low-cost way to enhance municipal wastewater treatment. Can be retro-fit into existing facilities or waterways.

Service Stations

SPEL Puraceptor & SPEL Stormceptor are effective at capturing hydrocarbon. They are easy to install and require little maintenance.

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Service Stations

Service stations are considered an essential community facility in any developed society. However they can pose a significant potential pollution risk to the stormwater system.

The varied activities of a service station, including a mechanical workshop, carwash, and refuelling pump, use petroleum products, oils, grease, solvents and detergents on a daily basis. These pollutants can be easily transported by clean water and discharged into stormwater drains.

Service stations can pose contamination risks to water resources through:

leakage of fuels from storage facilities, especially those located within single-walled underground tank systems
  • spillage of engine coolant, fuel, hydraulic fluid, lubricants or solvents on the forecourt areas
  • inappropriate containment or disposal of wastes such as car parts, batteries, tyres and fluids derived from mechanical servicing
  • wastewater disposal from vehicle wash facilities.
Non Compliant sites

Petrol stations with the following defects:


  • Canopy drip line that does not allow for the 10 degree inset
  • Fuel hose line that reaches outside the drip line
  • Fuel bowsers that have no canopy
  • Defective Oil/Water plate separator (Sewer connected)

SPEL manufacture and supply SPEL Puraceptor & SPEL Stormceptor which are effective at capturing hydrocarbon. They are easy to install and require little maintenance.

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Puraceptor

A full retention separator to treat all flows, with two chambers, a coalescer and an automatic closure device.

Stormceptor

A horizontally configured, two-chamber Stormwater Quality Improvement Device, equipped with a gravity enhancing coalescer unit. Offline version available.

Triceptor

A combination of the Stormceptor and Puraceptor functions and features in the one, easy to install, treatment device.

Mining, Oil & Gas

Water management is critical in mining, oil & gas industries. SPEL understand the challenges and has the complete solution to meet the demand.

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Mining, Oil & Gas

The mining industry is the second-biggest industrial water consumer in the world, second only to agriculture.

As such, water management is critical in mining, oil & gas industries. Capturing water and treating it to the standards required for its various uses and then storing that water means recycled water can be used for:

  • Dust suppression
  • Process water for cooling systems or for boilers
  • Reuse in non-drinking applications (toilets etc)
  • Vehicle or facility washing and hosing-down
  • Artificial recharge of aquifers
  • Tailings dams and ponds
  • Belt filter presses
  • Wet screening
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These industries also produce lot of waste and they need to be treated before releasing back into the environment.

SPEL Environmental understand the challenges mining, oil & gas companies face and has the complete solution to meet the demands.
product selection

Puraceptor

A full retention separator to treat all flows, with two chambers, a coalescer and an automatic closure device.

Stormceptor

A horizontally configured, two-chamber Stormwater Quality Improvement Device, equipped with a gravity enhancing coalescer unit. Offline version available.

Triceptor

A combination of the Stormceptor and Puraceptor functions and features in the one, easy to install, treatment device.

Floating Wetlands

A low-cost way to enhance municipal wastewater treatment. Can be retro-fit into existing facilities or waterways.

Industrial Waste Water

The SPEL electron collision technology has the unusual ability to both eliminate contaminate loadings and work effectively in high saline environments.

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Industrial Waste Water

At SPEL Stormwater we provide innovative fixed film biological technology that effectively treats wastewater from many industries, including:

  • Food processing
  • Meat works
  • Geothermal waste
  • Timber processing
  • Aquaculture
  • Mining
  • Landfill leachate
Industrial Waste Water
Design considerations
The SPEL electron collision technology has the unusual ability to both eliminate contaminate loadings and work effectively in high saline environments. It’s a particularly attractive option, as it produces excellent results with an extremely low environmental impact — at a very reasonable cost.

Our truly sustainable biological process meets local council and regulatory authority requirements for industrial wastewater discharge quality.

We’ll design and manufacture your industrial wastewater solution.

Our professional and experienced team will assess your particular situation, and then simulate and design the fixed film solution to best meet your specific target parameters. We offer a start-to-finish design and build service, from initial evaluation, through to manufacture, installation, and maintenance of the finished product. This allows your own people keep focused on their day-to-day tasks — saving you time and money.

However, where the industrial wastewater treatment system is just one part of a larger project, we have the well-earned reputation of working in cooperation with your other contractors and consultants.
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Floating Wetlands

A low-cost way to enhance municipal wastewater treatment. Can be retro-fit into existing facilities or waterways.

Stream & Lake Restoration

SPEL Waterclean Floating Wetlands and DUMO Algacleaner® can restore the nutrient balance of streams and lakes caused by pollution.

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Stream & Lake Restoration

Increased urbanisation and farming can often result in low quality runoff water, which may upset the nutrient balance of streams and lakes by polluting the waterway with phosphorous, nitrogen or Total Suspended Solids (TSS).

Retrofitting a water treatment system to the affected area will improve water quality significantly. Whatever type of pollutant you’re dealing with, SPEL Environmental’s innovative technologies have been proven to provide excellent results.
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FINAL CLEANING PROCESS FOR WASTEWATER RE-USE

Floating Wetlands

A low-cost way to enhance municipal wastewater treatment. Can be retro-fit into existing facilities or waterways.

Saline Water

Our innovative ultrasonic treatment stops algae growth by disturbing the cellular cycle of the organism and preventing it from multiplying.

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Saline Water

Saltwater lakes and urban water features with high salinity can often be affected by algal bloom — especially in shallow areas. These sites cannot be dealt with by bioremediation technology due to high saline levels in the water.

SPEL ENVIRONMENTAL’s innovative ultrasonic treatment stops algae growth by disturbing the cellular cycle of the organism and preventing it from multiplying. This method of saline water treatment is non-toxic, easy to install, and completely safe for larger organisms such as fish, birds and mammals.
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Floating Wetlands

A low-cost way to enhance municipal wastewater treatment. Can be retro-fit into existing facilities or waterways.

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