The Q water – Standard flow range of its oily water HYDROCYCLONE  separator systems are designed to treat oily contaminated waste water streams typically generated from:

• Wash-Down of Vehicles – Large & Small
• Machinery in Manufacturing & Fabrication
• Washing Equipment at Industrial & Mining Sites.
• Mechanical Vehicles Repair Shop
• Garage Forecourts & Driveway

Q water’s oil water treatment systems  are ideal to treat the wastewater stream to a very low level (ppm) that is suitable for discharge to most domestic sewer systems, ground seepage, leach drain, soak-well or a plastic lined evaporative pond.

Q water’s proprietary HYDROCYCLONE system is designed to extract oil found in suspension with water; our unique system design provides great effluent water quality with minimal maintenance requirements.

Our oil water Hydrocyclone separator systems use high quality Duplex SS – HYDROCYCLONES - liners as standard equipment; within the specially engineered Hydrocyclone vortex head, small droplets of oil suspended in water are forced at high centrifugal “G” forces where the concentrated lighter density hydrocarbons spiral upwards  and into the centre  discharge stream which is then allowed to pass through a small orifice and into the oil sludge separation tank for further processing and final oil separation.

Like Coalescing Plate Separators (CPS), HYDROCYCLONES  are used to separate free suspended oil and light suspended solids from the waste water stream, but are unable to separate chemical emulsions brought about by the usage of detergents, degreasers, engine coolants or other types of chemicals.

If chemicals are to be used in conjunction with a Hydrocyclone Separator on a vehicle wash-bay, they should only be small quantities of proven "quick-break" types which allow the chemical emulsions to break up quickly (within 10 minutes) and release the free oil droplets back into the collected waste water stream for efficient processing.

Each of the oil water HYDROCYCLONE  separator systems in Q water's standard processing range, has been designed to achieve the best minimum effluent water quality possible (usually ~<5ppm output). Other low residual concentration levels of hydrocarbons in the treated water stream can be computer calculated and achieved given the known input hydrocarbon concentration levels to be treated. Talk to us about your special requirements.

The water quality output of TPH (total petroleum hydrocarbons) is expressed as milligrams per litre (mg/L) or parts per million (ppm) and is calculated based not only on the treated water flow rate, but on a range of other influent (inputs) parameters such as water temperature, oil specific gravity and the concentration of oil in the influent water stream.

The use of HYDROCYCLONE  technology is better used when there are large volumes of water with small concentrations (ppm) of hydrocarbons present in the collection sump waiting to be treated. Oil slugs and high solids loading in the waste water stream should be avoided as these may exceed the design criteria and cause carry over into the clean underflow water discharge stream.

When you need a bit of help and guidance to select a suitable and cost competitive oily water Hydrocyclone separator system to get you compliant with your local authorities, give our sales team a call and find out how a Q water system will keep you compliant.


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