Water & Wastewater Treatment News For The Petroleum & Refining Industry

  1. Particles Pull Last Drops Of Oil From Well Water
    8/15/2018

    Oil and water tend to separate, but they mix well enough to form stable oil-in-water emulsions in produced water from oil reservoirs to become a problem. Rice University scientists have developed a nanoparticle-based solution that reliably removes more than 99 percent of the emulsified oil that remains after other processing is done.

  2. StormwateRx Introduces Purus Nitrate For Stormwater Treatment
    8/14/2018

    StormwateRx LLC, a stormwater treatment and filtration company based in Portland, Oregon, today announced the development and release of a new product in its line of Purus advanced polishers, Purus Nitrate.

  3. FTL Technology Support Water Quality Month With Superior Sealing Solutions
    8/13/2018

    August marks the occasion of National Water Quality Month, of which FTL Technology are proud supporters.

  4. Foam Could Offer Greener Option For Petroleum Drillers
    8/10/2018

    Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, provides critical energy for society, but also uses large amounts of fresh water while producing corresponding amounts of wastewater.

  5. U.S. EPA Requires Vital Energy, Inc. To Protect Guam’s Waterways From Oil Spills
    8/8/2018

    Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a settlement with Vital Energy, Inc. (Vital) to resolve Clean Water Act violations at the Guam Power Authority Piti Bulk Fuel Terminal in Piti, Guam. Vital will pay a $86,875 penalty as part of the agreement.

  6. MGX Minerals Increases Ownership In Lithium And Cleantech Partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions; Provides First Plant Deployment Update
    8/7/2018

    MGX Minerals Inc. is pleased to report the Company has increased its ownership in engineering partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions (“PurLucid”) to 55% with the investment of $2.6M

  7. Rice U. System Selectively Sequesters Toxins From Water
    8/6/2018

    Rice University scientists are developing technology to remove contaminants from water — but only as many as necessary.

  8. Global Water Market To Reach $915B By 2023 As Oil And Commodity Prices Recover, New GWI Forecasts Reveal
    8/2/2018

    The global water market is projected to reach a total value of $914.9B in 2023, according to the latest 2018-2023 forecasts published by Global Water Intelligence (GWI). GWI’s market research linked this growth to a recovering global economy, high commodity and oil prices, and major water quality and infrastructure plans such as those in Saudi Arabia, China, and Southeast Asia aimed at improving wastewater treatment and incentivising private finance in water.

  9. EPA Signs MOU With New Mexico To Explore Wastewater Reuse Options In Oil And Natural Gas Industry
    7/19/2018

    Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State of New Mexico to clarify the existing regulatory and permitting frameworks related to the way wastewater from oil and natural gas extraction activities can be re-used, recycled, and renewed for other purposes.

  10. Oil And Gas Wastewater Wells Disproportionately Located In Lower Income Communities In Ohio, Yale School Of Public Health Study Finds
    7/19/2018

    Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” wells used to procure natural gas produce large amounts of wastewater, which may contain toxic and radioactive compounds. The wastewater per well, ranging from 2 million to14 million liters, is most commonly injected underground where it has the potential to contaminate water supplies used by people and animals.