• Stormwater Treatment

    Contaminated Storm Water Treatment.

Stormwater Treatment

Council storm water outlet protected from traces of oil sheen entering the storm water system by using conventional storm water pits coupled with MyCelx filtration media inserts.

MyCelx Snippets in retrofit stormwater drain for oil capture

The retrofit of the existing storm water pit, a 660mm diameter pipe covered with a standard grate cover was accomplished without need to alter the

 existing pipe or cover and using standard fittings the retrofit was completed in a short time.

The outcome is an insert that filters water draining into the system to remove any hydrocarbons. MyCelx remains unaffected by the constant passage of clean water and is only utilised upon contact with hydrocarbons,

 ensuring a long and economic life of filtering at the depot.

Council Protects Lake from Contaminated Storm Water

The Stirling City Council took significant steps to protect the local lake, Herdsman Lake in Perth, from hydrocarbon contamination carried in with stormwater from the surrounding light industrial area and neighbouring road run-off.

Saturation of the oil is held within the Versimat (right) and holds the benefits of all MyCelx media as it chemically bonds to the hydrocarbons and other organic contaminants and does not release into the water, even when saturated.

The Versimat was installed upstream near the inlet source and protected the oil dispersion into the native fauna and flora. A visual check of the media and discolouration shows the level of saturation for changeout (bright yellow starts to discolour as it saturates the oils) and replaced by the OLEOLOGY Service Team.


After result from the inlet of the Lake. Water & oil capture flow from the stormwater system

OLEOLOGY assisted by deploying the MyCelx media in the channels leading from the outlets of each of the stormwater drains which lead into the lake.

The use of the MyCelx ‘boom styled’ Terraguard across each of the channels acts as an “underflow weir” preventing surface flow oil and emulsified oil and water from flowing under the boom, as would occur with conventional booms.

The second line of containment employs MyCelx Versimats, the large high floating mats are ideal for capturing the sheen should it escape the first line of containment during high flow events.

The high floating and high buoyancy booms are still capturing oil contaminants up to 12 months after initial deployment. Unlike other booms, MyCelx continues to float even when fully saturated with oil for up to one year (left photo).

Each of the booms is able to capture up to 30kg of oil or organic contaminates, giving them the highest capacity and longest deployment life of any boom available.

Case Studies

Marina Boat Wash Recycling

Removal of oil & dissolved metals in the wastewater from Slipway wash down area

Council Stormwater Recovery

Oleology has assisted city councils in more than one way in their water treatment.

Port Authority

In a drive to improve storm water effluent discharging into the harbour, the Fremantle Port Authority sought assistance from Oleology to capture discharge from intermittent oil contamination of the storm water.

The MyCelx booms were deployed and fixed to move with the tide ensuring a constant guard against losses of containment entering the storm water system and spilling unchecked into the harbour.