produced water disposal Articles

  • A solution to fracturing water supply and disposal issues

    “Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” –The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge Many topics of conversation among oil and gas industry professionals are predictable – oil price trends, the “great shift change” imperiling the available workforce, and production quotas and caps from OPEC. Yet one pressing topic among those developing ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • Water treatment technology for produced water

    Large amounts of produced water are generated during oil and gas production. Produced water, as it is known in the oil industry, is briny fluid trapped in the rock of oil reservoirs. The objective of this study was to test produced waters from a Montana USA oilfield using a mobile station to design a plant to cost efficiently treat the produced water for agricultural irrigation. We used combined ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Importance of Dewatering

    With spring comes two things: the onset of construction season for most of our country and rain- lots and lots of rain. The unpredictability of storms and the amount of rainfall is all a guessing game.  Jobsites flood, work stalls and projects get delayed. Rain makes it hard to keep dry and on-schedule. What’s the solution? Dewatering is a technique used to control ...


    By Pac-Van, Inc.

  • Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration Membrane Filtration Systems: Common Problems and How to Fix Them

    Reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) are membrane filtration technologies that are designed to remove solute ions and molecules from a pretreated liquid stream. Well-designed RO/NF units are compact and demand relatively little maintenance, making them an attractive alternative to conventional treatment trains. Even despite the merits of today’s efficient RO/NF technologies, it pays ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Confirming Natural Attenuation Processes at a Coastal Site - Case Study

    Past waste disposal practices at a California coastal site resulted in a groundwater plume containing CVOCs (mainly chlorinated ethenes [CEs] and 1,1-dichloroethane) migrating offshore towards a marine harbor. CVOCs are present in the sediment porewater adjacent to the shoreline, but concentrations decreased significantly between 2000 and 2015, and NA in the marine sediments was suspected. To ...


    By SIREM

  • How is biodiesel produced?

    This article is the first in a series that will take a close look at alternative fuels production and source materials. Over the next several months, we will cover natural gas, propane, ethanol, hydrogen, and fuel cells. This month, we will focus on biodiesel. Methods for creating fuels from renewable biomass feedstocks have been used since the 1800s. Vegetable oils were used in diesel engines ...

  • Oil Field Production Wastewater Produce Water Treatment

    Produce Water Treatment Oil Drilling Produce Water Treatment Produce Water Produce water is generated from the oil field production of natural gas and ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Oil field Produce Water Treatment Case Study

    Produce Water Treatment Oil Drilling Produce Water Treatment Produce Water Produce water is generated from the oil field production of natural gas and ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Produced water filtration optimization case study

    Pentair Porous Media has worked with a major global oil & gas producer to optimize the performance of the filtration and separation at their United States mid-continent operations located in the Wind River Basin of Central Wyoming. Their operations cover more than 42,500 net acres in Wyoming. Net gas production averages greater than 100 MMSCFD from multiple formations ranging in depth from ...

  • Oil Field Produce Waste Water Treatment

    Oily Waste Produce Water Treatment Oil Field Produce Waste Water Treatment Testing Produce Water Oil Field Production The oil industry has been ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • The Trouble with Asbestos Disposal

    Hailed as a miracle mineral because of its superior fire resistance and tensile strength, asbestos was installed abundantly into our built environment for over 200 years. However, once it was established that this undeniably useful resource was a dangerous carcinogen, Australia and many other countries enacted strict regulations for handling asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM). There ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Untitled Document Overview We're all aware of the importance of following safety precautions when we work with hazardous chemicals. ...


  • The energy factory - producing energy, nutrients and clean water from sewage water

    Conventional sewage treatment: Sludge line: 20 kg DM IE year to sludge; 1.500.000 tons sludge per year Sludge treatment and disposal: 40% of STP opex average cost € 330 / ton sludge (incl. dewatering and processing costs) Traditional (mesophilic ) sludge digestion: ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Water treatment plant sludge disposal into stabilization ponds

    Researchers have paid particular attention to the disposal of sludge produced in water treatment plants (WTPs) into wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) for further processing, mainly because it is considered an attractive alternative for the treatment of waste generated in water production processes. This study evaluated the effects of flow equalization and disposal of sludge, from a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tailings paste disposal – more than water recovery

    The minerals industry has faced increasing pressures in recent years in the management of tailings streams. Environmental, economic and other factors have led many minerals producers to explore the technology of making and using “paste.” With the increasing number of installations worldwide, this technology has proved to not only be industry accepted, but economically advantageous. ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Oil Field Produce Water Waste Water Treatment Case Study

    Industrial Waste Water Treatment Success Stories Oil Field Produce Water, Waste Water Treatment Produce Water, Oil Field Production 2 The US EPA is developing treatment requirements for the proper disposal of Oil Produce water generated from the oil / water from oil wells. The legislation is under review and is calendered to pass in October 2009. The current ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Algae as biomarkers, bioaccumulators and toxin producers

    Uncontrolled accumulation of wastes in marine environments involves an increase in organic substances and/or nutrients, as well as toxicity. The consequences of this enrichment for the homeostasis of ecosystems are unpredictable. The best studied consequence of such enrichment is eutrophication (Conti, 1996). Natural or anthropogenic eutrophication is the enrichment of a water body in nutrients, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disposal Company Expands Composting Operations

    Since 1997, Texas Disposal Systems, Inc. (TDS) - an independently owned solid waste company located near Austin, Texas - has operated a composting division, Texas Organic Products (TOP). In our previous BioCycle report ( -Composting Is Alive and Well In Central Texas, - October, 1997), we described how TOP evolved after starting an initial grinding and static pile composting operation at our ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Centralized water and wastewater treatment as a greenhouse gas producer in Finland

    Centralized water and wastewater treatment are key components of modern society but, at the same time, sources of greenhouse gas emissions. In this study, we carried out an assessment of the role of centralized water and wastewater treatment as a greenhouse gas producer in Finland, based on the existing literature and a questionnaire study. The aim of the study was to outline the significance of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GWT Case Study - Produced Water - Oil/Gas Industry

    GWT Case Study - Produced Water  Treatment/Reuse - Oil/Gas Industry Challenge A large oil processing company wanted to reuse their produced water from several oil wells applications. The water contained hydrocarbons, sulfate, TSS, BOD/COD, dissolved salts and high levels of iron ...

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