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  • Analysis of produced water contaminants by ion chromatography

    Drilling for oil or gas holds many challenges. Keeping pipes free of scale deposits is one of them. This involves the monitoring of ionic components in produced water, a task that is best handled by ion chromatography (IC).Avoid clogging of your pipe systemProduced water is water trapped in underground reservoir rocks and is brought to surface along with the crude oil and gas. Besides dispersed ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Report assesses ‘produced water’ treatment

    Along with the crude oil and natural gas that fuels modern civilisation, the energy industry brings nearly 233 billion barrels of wastewater from beneath the earth’s surface every year. Lux Research surveys the challenges associated with treating ‘produced water’, and identifies which technologies and developers are best positioned to address the task. This ...

  • BTEX contamination of soil and water

    BTEX is an acronym for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene. They are all volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in petroleum hydrocarbons. Contamination of soil and groundwater from BTEX has occurred at petroleum and natural gas production areas, gas stations and areas with underground and above-ground storage tanks of petroleum products. The compounds are also produced in large scale by ...


  • NREL produces ethylene via photosynthesis

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a better way to use photosynthesis to produce ethylene, a breakthrough that could change the way materials, chemicals, and transportation fuels are made, and help clean the air. NREL scientists introduced a gene into a cyanobacterium and demonstrated that the organism remained stable ...

  • The EPA Water Contamination Chart Confirms There Are Areas In The US That Supply Up To 33% Of The Population With Water From A Contaminated Water Supply

    Bawell Brand Ionizers Earth Day Sale will provide people with the ability to purify their own water, which guarantees that they are receiving water that is not contaminated. It has been over 40 years since the first Earth Day was held, and Bawell feels participation is vital. The water system violation statistics can be easily viewed on the interactive chart that the ...


    By PRWeb

  • Fertilisers linked to contaminated drinking water in Evros, Greece

    In a new study, samples of drinking water from the north-east of Greece have been found to exceed European limits for nitrates, sulphates and phosphates - chemicals that are linked to health problems such as reproductive disorders and cancer. The research has produced a map of the Evros area showing the location of 64 water sampling sites and found that pollution levels are highest in areas with ...

  • Shale gas extraction linked to water contamination

    A new study suggests shale gas extraction leads to methane contamination of underground water sources and calls for thorough surveys of methane levels at extraction sites. The study presents a timely insight into a relatively under-researched area of science that will help support decisions on the future of shale gas exploration. Shale gas, or natural gas extracted from sedimentary rocks ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UV Disinfection Gives Bottled Water Producers Peace Of Mind

    Medium pressure ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection systems from Aquionics' British sister company are helping a number of bottled water producers in England keep their product free from microbial contamination. The first of these is the Silver Spring Mineral Water Company in Kent, which supplies spring water and own-brand soft drinks to the major British supermarkets. “We have a very pure ...


    By Aquionics Inc

  • Fear at the tap: Uranium contaminates water in the West

    In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water. Uranium, the notices warn, tests at a level considered unsafe by federal and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Major Egg Producer to Reduce Water Pollution Discharges at Mississippi Facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division announced today a settlement with Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., one of the nation’s largest egg producers, that resolves Clean Water Act violations at the company’s poultry egg production facility in Edwards, Miss. Under the settlement, Cal-Maine will bring the facility ...

  • Mapping pesticide contamination risk

    A new computerised tool helps regulators identify water sources at risk of pesticide contamination. The tool can be used to produce maps indicating water bodies at risk of contamination by taking into account: adjacent land-use, the concentration of pesticides in the environment and biological indicators of contamination. Protection of water resources is a key priority for the EU and water bodies ...

  • New technology demonstrated at first produced water desalination facility in the world

    N.A. Water Systems, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, announced today the successful full-scale demonstration of OPUS™ technology for produced water treatment at Chevron U.S.A. Inc.’s oil production field in San Ardo, CA. Chevron U.S.A. Inc. is a fully-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. This project, the first produced water desalination facility in the world that uses this ...

  • OriginOil Successfully Treats Produced Water for Reuse in Enhanced Oil Recovery

    OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, primarily chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, announced today that independent third-party testing by Zalco ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • Can Produce Water Be Treated More Easily? Seems That Way...

    Oil Drilling Produce Water Treatment Produce Water Produce water is generated from the oil field production of natural gas and oil wells. This water is a combination of water used in the drilling process, water from the well, and water used to inject into the ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • OriginClear Effectively Eliminates Bacteria and Hydrogen Sulfide in Produced Water Without Chemicals

    OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, today announced OriginClear’s proprietary electro-oxidation technology effectively removes 96 percent of bacteria and 97 percent of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from produced water, without chemicals. Results were reported after lab and field testing on produced water from the Eagle Ford shale using ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • Ready-mix concrete producer agrees to resolve clean water act violations

    Newport Sand and Gravel Co., Inc. and Carroll Concrete Co., Inc., of Newport N.H., will pay a $200,000 civil penalty and implement a compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act at five facilities in Vermont and New Hampshire.   Under the terms of a consent decree, the companies will implement storm water pollution control measures designed to reduce the impacts ...

  • Ready-mix concrete producer agrees to resolve clean water act violations

    Aggregate Industries - Northeast Region Inc., will pay a $2.75 million civil penalty and implement a regional evaluation and compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act at 23 facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The penalty is the largest ever assessed to a nationwide ready-mix ...

  • North America Outside Markets for Produced Water Treatment Equipment

    This report on Markets for Produced Water Treatment Equipment Outside North America provides: An overview of markets outside North America for produced water treatment equipment Analyses of market ...

  • Markets for Produced Water Treatment Equipment Outside North America

    This report on Markets for Produced Water Treatment Equipment Outside North America provides: An overview of markets outside North America for produced water treatment equipment Analyses of market trends, with data from 2011, estimates for 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017 Review and comparison of treatment technologies for removing salts ...


  • Texas: Can`t Tie Water Contamination to Drilling

    The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood's water supply has increased in recent years, but the state's oil and gas regulator says it can't link the methane to drilling activity nearby, according to a report it released Wednesday. The state Railroad Commission has found that the contamination has gotten worse in most of the private water wells it tested in September 2013 ...


    By Associated Press

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