Latest Insights On Water & Wastewater Treatment For The Petroleum & Refining Industry

  1. Empowering Water Entrepreneurship: Nano Bubbles Make A Big Difference In Produced Water
    4/5/2016

    Part two in our series on the “Pow! emPowering Opportunities in Water” competition from Veolia, The Water Council, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, takes a closer look at winning company Nano Gas Technologies, Inc.

  2. Diamond Electrode Wastewater Treatment Shines Bright
    2/25/2016

    No business wants the word "toxic" associated with its operations. The world has grown very weary (and wary) of companies that aren't environmentally responsible. So while toxic wastewater as a byproduct of mining, oil refining, or other industrial processes isn't new, the impetus to treat these streams is steadily rising.

  3. Global Crisis And Modern Solutions At The Water-Energy Nexus
    2/18/2016

    GE Water & Process Technologies and the World Resources Institute (WRI), an independent research organization studying sustainability, jointly produced a white paper called “Water-Energy Nexus: Business Risks and Rewards.” The paper hones in on the shared interest of the two groups, namely the supply of freshwater counted on by the energy industry, which in turn fuels water treatment operations, a relationship that’s known as the “water-energy nexus.”

  4. What EPA Should Consider On Their Final 'Fracking' Assessment
    2/8/2016

    Questions about if and how hydraulic fracturing activities can contaminate drinking water have been top-of-mind for many since the practice started getting widespread public attention about a decade ago. Recognizing the validity of those concerns, EPA undertook a study to see how the full ‘hydraulic fracturing water cycle’ could potentially impact our drinking water resources.

  5. Selenium Removal Technologies: A Review
    1/15/2016

    Selenium, a contaminant of concern in industries such as mining, oil refining, and power generation, is removed from wastewater principally through either biological or chemical/physical processes. This article will describe those technologies, several technology providers, and other sources of information.

  6. Innovation In Applying Existing Technology Solutions
    12/15/2015

    A long-standing staple — water — is rapidly becoming a major issue for companies, not merely as a risk or line item expense, but for the potential it has to significantly impact shareholder value.  

  7. New Tech Offers Low-Energy Oil And Gas Wastewater Management
    12/14/2015

    Microbial capacitive deionization (MCD) shows promise as a sustainable, low-cost treatment solution for produced water.

  8. Recycling Wastewater from Oil And Gas Wells Poses Challenges
    11/12/2015

    Each year, the oil and gas industry produces more than 800 billion gallons of wastewater. Coupling the massive volumes of wastewater generated over the life of the well and the millions of gallons of water needed to hydraulically fracture each well, it’s easy to see that oil and gas exploration and production is just as much a water issue as it is an energy issue.

  9. New PA Law Puts Mine Water To Work
    11/10/2015

    Mines throughout Pennsylvania contain millions of gallons of contaminated water, putting thousands of stream miles at risk.

  10. How Far Can RDI Desalination Go?
    10/20/2015

    Radial deionization is a desalination technique that utilizes two oppositely charged supercapacitors to attract ions out of a water stream. Atlantis Technologies utilizes the process in its line of RDI Desalination Systems and sees the opportunity to capitalize on its innovative capabilities.