Mining Sewage Treatment

Case Study: Tomingley Gold Mine

Alkane’s gold mine site at Tomingley required a new sewage treatment plant to allow for up to 50% growth at the site.

Aerofloat’s sewage treatment design for the mining industry is simple, cost-effective, durable and easy to transport.

Aerofloat’s sewage treatment technology for mining camps utilises its patented Aerofloat aeration system to create a simple and effective solution. The result is sewage treatment systems that are lightweight, flexible, modular and easily transported.

Aerofloat offers a range of technologies to account for variations in location and local discharge standards. Upfront, aerated balance tanks are often used in mining camps due to usually high peak flows experienced in these camps. For many applications, Aerofloat uses its proprietary sequencing batch reactor (SBR) technology: single tank designs are suitable for smaller populations, multiple SBR tanks are used for larger populations. In some applications hybrid moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) / SBR technology can be used, which is a series process with the MBBR reactor proceeding the SBR reactor.

Lightweight HDPE tanks for easy transport

Aerofloat typically uses lightweight, high density polyethylene (HDPE) tanks rather than stainless steel or painted carbon steel tanks, creating a durable, low-cost alternative. Aerofloat’s design also allows for easy relocation to alternative sites if the development has a short life expectancy.

Turnkey solution for remote locations

Most of the mechanical components arrive in a container fully assembled, pre-wired and ready to go. The systems are delivered to site and installation normally involves simply connecting the pipework.

Problems we solve

Aerofloat has sewage treatment technology specifically designed for the remote and temporary nature of mine sites and mining camps.

Our Solutions

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Utilising 3D CAD modelling, and innovative engineering, Aerofloat uses clever designs to address a range of challenges.
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Aerofloat’s Australian manufacturing team will manufacture your wastewater treatment systems locally before installation.

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Aerofloat manages its own installations via the Aerofloat manufacturing team and the project engineer.

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Aerofloat offers competitive chemical supply contracts, system maintenance packages, remote monitoring and ongoing support.

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Cupitt’s Estate required a wastewater treatment plant to successfully treat domestic sewage and wastewater from its brewery, cheese production and winery processes. A clever process wastewater and sewage treatment solution from Aerofloat allowed Cupitt’s Estate to irrigate to the surrounding land.

Aerofloat’s wastewater treatment design included sequence batch reactors (AeroSBRs) that applied Aerofloat’s patented aeration system and unique ALS decanter. The system was fully automated and had remote monitoring capabilities to assist with system optimisation and diagnostics.

The mixed waste from Cupitt’s Estate was treated to a quality suitable for discharge to the surrounding terrain, meeting the strict regulations required by local authorities.

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Compliant to local standards
fully warranted
Fully warranted
designed in au
Australian made
Installed by in-house engineers

Proud customers of Aerofloat

Aerofloat designed and built a sewage and wastewater treatment system for Tomingley Gold Mine to meet population growth at the site.

The Aerofloat system was designed to integrate with the existing irrigation system that irrigates surrounding bushland.

An Australian university needed a sewage and wastewater treatment plant upgrade to manage sewage from its regional campus

Aerofloat’s STP allowed for the area’s high rainfall periods and ensured the strict effluent guidelines were met.

New sewage treatment plant for Queensland Council designed to meet environmental plan

The STP was fitted with HMI and remote monitoring capabilities to allow operators access when not on site.

How can we help?

Whatever your wastewater challenge, we can develop a solution for you. Start by getting in touch with one of our experts.