upstream produced water Articles

  • Evaluation of the pollution load discharged at an upstream industry – Egypt – and methods for its reduction

    Oil exploration in Egypt is a major contributor to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). With 50–65% of the oil resources located in the Gulf of Suez (GoS) region, the impact of such activity upon the region's water environment and its quality cannot be overlooked because of the volume of effluent generated. The objective of this study (September 2000–September 2001) was to assess the impact ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Creating a diversion - creating a bypass to treat produced water

    ProblemAn oil company needed to repair its water treatment equipment without curtailing oil production. SolutionCETCO Oilfield Services created a bypass that allowed the oil company to continue operations during repairs. Here’s what we did: Identified an accessible section of piping upstream of the equipment to be repaired. Made 4 hot-tap ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Advanced Water Treatment and Evaporation Systems Produce High Efficiency

    AQUATECH IS CHANGING THE GAME in the water recycling industry through its SmartMOD Modular Evaporator System and HEVAP High Efficiency Evaporation Process for SAGD Water Treatment. For over 30 years, the company has focused exclusively on desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge with water purification technologies suited for global industrial, upstream and ...

  • High prevalence of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. in river water, upstream and downstream of a wastewater treatment plant

    In this study, microbial quality and antimicrobial resistance of faecal bacteria from a Portuguese river were assessed. River water samples collected upstream and downstream of a wastewater treatment plant, throughout a 3-month period, were used for the enumeration of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. The highest numbers found for E. coli and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dry mortar produced according to the state of the art

    Oradea – a town in Northwestern Romania, near the Hungarian border, is the birthplace of Adeplast, a Romanian group of companies. In 1996, Marcel Bărbuţ, became the majority shareholder of the company established in 1994 under the name Multistar Prod S.R.L. and transformed it into a Romanian-Austrian company. The link to Austria is obvious with Marcel Bărbuţ, ...

  • StatoilHydro Kollsnes Norway, MPPE for removing toxic load of gas produced water case study

    MPPE for Removal of: Dispersed oil (aliphatics) Dissolved and dispersed aromatics (BTEX) Poly Aromatics (PAHs) Specifications: Flowrate 20 m3/hr Includes Steam Generator and RO unit >99% removal of BTEX, PAHs, Aliphatics (oil) Kollsness project ...

  • Musty odor producing benthic cyanobacteria in the Tama River (Japan) and identification of species by genetic analysis

    In upstream reaches of the Tama River, musty odor substance (2-methylisoborneol (2-MIB)) began to be detected in 2008 and the concentration has been increasing thereafter. Then, in 2012, 2-MIB in raw water of a water treatment plant reached 210 ng/L. It was suspected that cause of musty odor was benthic cyanobacteria (Phormidium) which attached to stones on the riverbed. However, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Techniques for Oil in Water Analysis

    The people responsible for conducting oil in water measurements understand that the measurement can be quite challenging. Wastewater from different sources can contain many different types of hydrocarbons, each with different chemical make-ups. On top of the lack of chemical uniformity in different oils, there has been a ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • The Generation of Pure Water

    As a world leading manufacturer of complex multi-port stainless steel diaphragm valves, GEMÜ has earned an excellent reputation in the biotech and pharmaceuticals’ markets. GEMÜ is now transferring the skills acquired in biotech and pharmaceutical applications, to water applications by designing and manufacturing plastic multi-port block valves. The space saving compact build, ...


    By Modern Pumping Today

  • Water Reuse Terminology

    All water on Earth is used and reused, over and over, in an elegant water cycle. Water reuse occurs in various ways on a daily basis. It happens when a community’s treated wastewater is discharged into rivers or other water bodies. If you live in a community downstream of another, chances are you are reusing water from an upstream town. Scientifically proven advances in water technology ...


    By WateReuse

  • Oil Water Separator Maintenance

    Oil water separators (OWS) can be co$tly to maintain, $20,000 or more on average per cleaning and if not properly managed, can be very expensive conduits of pollution. Have you taken steps to minimize the effects and consequences on your operating co$t? When was your facility’s last OWS maintenance ...

  • Ozone Brings Better Bottled Water

    The proliferation of bottled beverages worldwide and an increased awareness of consumer health issues have beverage bottlers rethinking how to keep their liquids safe for consumption. One problem they face is the need to deliver a product that is free of bacteria, to provide extended shelf life and product quality. Ozone has quickly become the disinfectant of choice among water bottlers ...

  • Evaluation of Advanced Water Treatment for Indirect Potable Reuse

    The City of San Diego (City) and MWH recently completed a 18-month pilot testing program to determine the effectiveness of a three-step Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) process to produce water suitable for indirect potable reuse from tertiary water produced at the North City Water Reclamation Plant (NCWRP). This testing program was conducted as part of the City’s Water Reuse Study, which was ...

  • H-ADCP Flow Gauge, Wessex Water case study

    Wessex Water, Design, supply and installation of low-flow environmental impacts monitoring system on the River Yeo in Somerset, 2005-2008 Wessex Water contracted HL to install a new flow-gauge to provide flow data on the environmental impact of abstraction upstream and downstream of a riverside borehole for public-supply. Due to the channel and ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • Integrating quality and cost of surface raw water: Upper and Middle Vaal Water Management Areas South Africa

    The user-pays principle encourages use of a water tariff structure that incorporates pollution and/or depletion of a water resource because that water represents a capital resource base. Development of a tool that models variability of surface raw water quality in order to predict cost of treatment thus makes economic sense. This paper forms the backbone for an on-going doctoral study in South ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Guide to Oil in Water Monitoring for Environmental Compliance

    Applications for industrial oil in water monitoring can vary greatly. In upstream and midstream oil and gas production applications, monitoring separation efficiencies is key to optimize production rates, preventative maintenance, chemical use, flow, and environmental compliance. Separated water from the oil is called produced water and it must be cleaned of oil before disposal or ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Crossflow Membrane Filtration High-Purity Water Systems

    INTRODUCTION As the electronics industry continues to provide us with such products as high resolution television, notebook size portable computers and cars with automatic navigation systems, it becomes necessary to produce semiconductors with finer device geometries to allow for efficient placement of more circuits per a given area. This requires increased control of a semiconductor's material ...

  • 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.

  • South West Water Exmouth case study

    It can be a tough job for the water treatment industry, faced with the needs to ensure the effectiveness of their treatment plants and processes whilst keeping operating costs within strict budgets. Finding a solution to these challenges means not only investing in the most appropriate technologies so that treatment works fulfil their obligations, but also evaluating ways of optimising ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

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