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

  1. Sun-Activated LilyPads Remove Contaminants Without Chemicals
    10/24/2014

    Puralytics LilyPads are hardly noticeable in the ponds, lakes, and catchment areas where they are deployed. Made of mesh and plastic, the flat, 1-meter diameter disks could even be confused for their plant namesake if not for their white color.

  2. Oil And Water Might Not Mix But They Certainly Like Each Other
    10/21/2014

    Paul Schuler, Americas Executive for GE Power and Water, is seeing companies doing things with water that he’s never seen before.

  3. Predicting The Worldwide Impact Of Water Scarcity On The Energy Sector
    9/26/2014

    As water is stretched and regulations around it tightened, the energy industry feels the burden. This can result in everything from reduced operations and higher costs for consumers to,in extreme cases, blackouts and gas and electricity shortages.

  4. “Indestructible” Membranes, Mobile Treatment Systems Make Water Recycling Easy
    7/31/2014

    Water reuse technology is quickly becoming the next big thing, says Bob Minella of Layne, a global water management, construction, and drilling company.

  5. Views From The Top: GE Water CEO On The Future Of Reuse
    7/1/2014

    Speaking on the state of the challenging water/wastewater treatment market — hampered in recent years by slow municipal growth — Heiner Markhoff, a leading voice in the water treatment technology market, sees “light at the end of the tunnel.” Find out why in this exclusive Q&A with Water Online.

  6. Low-Cost Desalination — The Promise Of Forward Osmosis
    6/26/2014

    Utilizing low-pressure, low-energy membrane technology, Oasys Water is setting out to change the way people think about desalination. Lisa Marchewka, VP of strategy and marketing for Oasys, explains how forward osmosis is more energy- and cost-efficient than competing technologies.

  7. Has Fracking Gone ‘Green’?
    6/6/2014

    There are few topics more controversial these days than hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"). While the debate rages on as to whether fracking poses a risk to water quality, a new desalination technique addresses two other environmental concerns: water scarcity and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC), the breakthrough technology uses excess carbon dioxide created in the fracking process to desalinate the process water, making it available for water reuse. It also generates chemicals — hydrochloric acid and carbonate salts — that are valuable for many industrial applications.

  8. Fracking Wastewater Recycled In Four Innovative Steps
    5/14/2014

    Florida-based company Ozonix developed a new chemical-free system that uses four disinfection technologies­ to treat and recycle flowback and produced water for use as fracturing fluid.

  9. The Benefits Of Cone-Type Flow Meters
    5/6/2014

    Selecting the proper flow meter will take an operator through a fairly typical vetting process, including consideration of capital expenditure (CAPEX), O&M requirements, effectiveness, and durability. Manufacturers of all meter types (e.g., Venturi meters, magnetic flow meters (magmeters), cone meters, etc.) will surely claim to excel in these categories, but can they back up the claim?

  10. Smarter Source Water: Could New Thinking Unite Industry And Environmentalists?
    4/21/2014

    AMD can be a valuable resource for the oil and gas industry and result in cleaning up thousands of streams and rivers in the nation.