Water and Wastewater Solutions For The Oil and Gas Industry

  1. Hydraulic Fracturing And The EPA Water Study: Where Do We Go From Here?
    8/3/2015

    It’s been two months since EPA released its much anticipated draft report on hydraulic fracturing, and organizations like ours are busy preparing their official comments, which are due at the end of August. But based on what we have learned so far and what has been written in the media, it’s important to spend some time on what the report said — and didn’t say — and what it all means.

  2. Selecting An Envirnomentally Friendly Zero Liquid Discharge System
    7/17/2013

    Mississippi Power Company had a wide range of environmental considerations when they set out to choose a builder for a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) system, integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant. Aquatech was selected due to the company’s proven success in providing cost-effective, environmentally-focused water treatment solutions for the power industry. This case study provides details and technical specifications on the system selected.

  3. Fighting For Florida’s Surface-Water Standards
    8/17/2016

    Late last month, a panel of regulators appointed by Governor Rick Scott narrowly approved the first changes to Florida’s surface-water quality standards since 1992. Marked with adamant support on one side and passionate protest on the other, the sweeping amendment has left questions about how clean Florida’s water will be.

  4. The Past, Present, And Future Of Fracking
    11/6/2017

    There is no doubt that the practice of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has completely changed the oil and gas landscape in recent history. There is also no doubt that this is a highly technical process.

  5. Measuring Flare Gas Within The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme
    12/2/2017

    Flare gas is the name given to the surplus waste gas produced during the extraction of crude oil and the subsequent refining process.

  6. How To Reduce Methane Emissions With Thermal Mass Flow Meters
    2/18/2016

    The flare gas discussion is heating up again. According to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. oil production is at an all-time high, and so are the harmful methane emissions from leaks, flaring and venting.

  7. EPA's Water Report: A Good But Incomplete Start
    9/11/2015

    One study cannot answer every question about water pollution risks from oil and gas drilling, nor should it be expected to. But as my colleague Nichole Saunders pointed out, the oft-quoted statement of EPA’s water study – that it found no evidence of “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water sources”– implied to some that activities related to hydraulic fracturing had been declared risk-free.

  8. What To Know About The EPA’s New Effluent Guidelines
    8/9/2016

    The U.S. EPA’s recently released Preliminary 2016 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan indicates the industries and pollutants that the agency has its eyes on for potential future regulation.

  9. Blowback From Flowback: Push For Groundwater Alternatives
    10/5/2016

    About 50 percent of the nation’s residents source their fresh water supply from groundwater wells, which have deteriorated throughout the U.S. over the past decade. For shallow wells, severe drought conditions have gradually depleted groundwater levels.

  10. The Top 3 Treatment Stories Of 2017 And What They Mean For 2018
    1/16/2018

    Last year was full of twists and turns for the drinking water and wastewater treatment industries. What can 2017’s biggest stories tell us about what’s to come this year?