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Category: Water

Oilfield Water Recycling Could Significantly Boost Texas Water Supplies

By Chris Wysong
June 25, 2015 Category: Fracking, Water

Recycling oilfield water has become more cost effective, allowing producers to reduce their freshwater usage for drilling and return some recycled water to drinking-level quality. Oilfield Water Recycling Could Significantly Boost Texas Water Supplies By: Gabriel Collins Robust drilling and production activity in the Eagle Ford, Permian Basin, Granite Wash, and other oil-producing areas of Texas has unleashed high demand for frac water and a surge of produced water as wells come online. A single large Eagle Ford frac job can require as much as 11.5 million gallons of water enough to submerge a one-acre plot of land under more than 30 feet of water.[1] After the frac job, a sizable proportion of this fluid flows back and must be collected and either disposed of or reused. And after that, once a well begins producing, an average of 10 barrels of produced water will likely accompany each barrel of oil produced.[2] Texas now produces nearly 3 million barrels per day of crude oil and

Xylem unveils new treatment system for potable reuse

By Chris Wysong
June 15, 2015 Category: Water, WaterReuse

Xylem is a leader in water reuse solutions and continues that commitment with a new system that harnesses chemical oxidation and biological treatment. Xylem unveils new treatment system for potable reuse By: DWR Xylems Leopold Oxelia is a multi-barrier system that deploys ozone oxidation to break down organic carbon into material that can be digested by naturally occurring microbes that are attached to a fixed-bed filter. The aerobic biological treatment of the partially oxidized organic carbon leads to complete destruction of total organic carbon, trace contaminants, and oxidation by-products to produce safe and reliable biologically-stable, treated water with no taste or odour issues, according to Xylem. Oxelia incudes a centralized control system which optimizes the biofilter operation based on ozone dosage and effluent water quality, optimizing the backwash sequencing and biological activity in real time said the manufacturer. To read the rest of this article, visit DWR.

Xylem is recognized for commitment to water reuse

By Chris Wysong
May 20, 2015 Category: Water, WaterPumps, WaterPump, WaterReuse

Xylem was recently honored for providing solutions that help address the worlds most challening water issues. Xylem is recognized for commitment to water reuse By: Water Technology RYE BROOK, N.Y. - Xylem was recognized at the WateReuse Research Foundations 19th Annual Water Reuse Desalination Research Conference for the companys commitment to water reuse research and developing innovative water reuse solutions, according to a press release. Xylems water reuse technology is being implemented at wastewater treatment sites around the world, stated the release. WateReuse is proud to honor and recognize Xylem for its leadership and support, said WateReuse Research Foundation Executive Director Melissa Meeker. The partnership between Xylem and the WateReuse Research Foundation is developing tools and resources to help build a secure water future. The WateReuse Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the science of water reuse, reclamation and recycling

Xylem Inc. calls for increased investment in drought-mitigation technologies

By Chris Wysong
April 07, 2015 Category: Water, Policy

California-based water technology company is calling on state lawmakers to take the necessary actions in dealing with an impending water scarcity crisis. Xylem Inc. calls for increased investment in drought-mitigation technologies By: Xylem Inc. MIRA LOMA, Calif., Apr 01, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Xylem Inc. (XYL, -0.19%) a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the worlds most challenging water issues, today issued a statement regarding the California Department of Water Resources official snowpack report. The Company is calling on lawmakers to take steps needed to accelerate the use of drought-mitigation applications, including water reuse and recycling technologies. Statement of Keel Robinson, North America Marketing and Business Development Manager for Xylem: The April 1 California Department of Water Resources snowpack results confirm what we already know: California is facing a water crisis that has the potential to severely impact the state for years to

Atmospheric Water Generation Offers Untapped Water Source

By Chris Wysong
March 06, 2015 Category: Water, WaterGeneration, WaterSources

Ambient Water Corp. has developed technology that could tap into the 90 trillion cubic meters of water that are potentially available in the worlds atmosphere. Atmospheric Water Generation Offers Untapped Water Source By: Koren Boman (Rigzone) The amount of water vapor in the worlds atmosphere with estimates ranging to as much as 90 trillion cubic meters of water represents a significant untapped water source for industries such as oil and gas. Ambient Water Corp., formerly AWG International, has been demonstrating in Houston its atmospheric water generation technology for potential oil and gas industry customers. In January, the company delivered and installed the Ambient Water 400 atmospheric water generator at Applied Cryo Technologies Houston, Texas facility. The installation is another move in Ambients immediate plan to supply a clean, renewable water source to the oil and gas industry. Ambients technology produces clean and fresh water for the agricultural industry as well

Significant Water Recycling Achieved in Eagle Ford

By Chris Wysong
September 23, 2014 Category: Water, WaterTreatment

Karen Boman of RIGZONE reports on a partnership of technology between Dow and Omni Water Solutions. The technology is allowing for 725,000 barrels of water per day to be treated at Eagle Ford, and officials with the two companies expected that number to pass the one million mark by the end of 2014. Significant Water Recycling Achieved in Eagle Ford By: Karen Boman Officials with Dow Water Process Solutions and Omni Water Solutions Inc., an Austin-based water treatment technology company, expect the number of barrels of water treated at an Eagle Ford project to pass the one million barrel mark by the end of 2014. The partnership of technology between the two companies has allowed for the treatment of over 725,000 barrels per day (bpd) of water at an oil and gas project in Karnes County, Texas since the project began in June 2013. The project operator was having issues with boron, which occurs naturally in produced water in the play, and was interfering with the performance of

Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution

By Chris Wysong
September 18, 2014 Category: Fracking, Water

The final report from a study on fracking found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution By: Kevin Begos PITTSBURGH (AP) The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was the first time an energy company allowed independent monitoring of a drilling site during the fracking process and for 18 months afterward. After those months of monitoring, researchers found that the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas stayed about 5,000 feet below drinking water supplies. Scientists used tracer fluids, seismic monitoring and other tests to look for problems, and created the most detailed public

Fracking companies begin slow shift to recycling wastewater

By Chris Wysong
September 03, 2014 Category: Fracking, Water, Recycling

A years-long drought has depleted water supplies across prime drilling areas in South and West Texas, causing oil and gas companies to begin recycling wastewater to curb the strain of the hydraulic fracturing boom. Fracking companies begin slow shift to recycling wastewater By: James Osborne MIDLAND Its not just oil and natural gas that comes out of the ground here. For every barrel of oil pumped to the surface, more than another barrel of water from deep within the earth comes up alongside it. With a hue that ranges from gray to black and an odor that resembles gasoline, the water is typically pumped into disposal wells thousands of feet underground. All the while, hydraulic fracturing operations pull billions of gallons of fresh water a year from aquifers that also supply water to cities and farms. With a years-long drought depleting water supplies across prime drilling areas in South and West Texas, pressure on oil and gas companies has been ramping up. Early indications are

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