Water and Wastewater Solutions For The Oil and Gas Industry

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Profit Potential Of Industrial Wastewater In The Circular Economy
    12/11/2017

    In the midst of a global water crisis, industries today too often overlook a river of revenue opportunity: their own wastewater.

  4. FEDI System Is Key To Long-Term Success Of Plant’s Oil Refining Process
    5/19/2016

    Petrogas LLP, one of the world’s largest oil rehabilitation companies, required demineralized water for a new boiler component to its Turkmenistan refinery.

  5. Pacing A Hydrocarbon Sampler With No Plant Downtime
    1/29/2016

    An oil refinery in the Southwest United States needed to sample diesel flow during shipment to ensure that the product characteristics were uniform throughout the batch. A local hydrocarbon sampler company provided a pressurized sampler. However, a flowmeter would also be necessary to pace the taking of the diesel sample with the flow.

  6. 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.

  7. A Fouling-Free Filter For Produced Water
    10/18/2017

    Hydraulic fracturing is a hot-button issue, but no matter where you land you should agree that more efficient produced water filters will go a long way in improving the practice.

  8. 2 Applications That Triggered The Rise Of Coriolis Flow Measurement
    11/1/2017

    Coriolis measurement has been adopted as a default technology in many application scenarios due to its high accuracy and immunity to process variables (temperature, pressure and flow profile). However, Coriolis wasn't always widely accepted. Two applications, in particular, helped what was once a nascent flow measurement technology gain a foothold in the marketplace.

  9. Flow Switches For Refinery Water Treatment
    12/6/2017

    Reliable monitoring and treatment of water in oil refineries is essential for the production of petroleum-based products, including gasoline, diesel, kerosene, heating oil, and byproducts for plastics and a variety of lubricants. There are three process areas within refineries that require large amounts of water: cooling units, desalter units and wastewater treatment

  10. 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.