Los Angeles and Goleta, California -- TriSep Corporation, the specialty membrane company, and OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, today announced results from field-testing of a combined treatment system in a joint paper, “Produced Water Treatment for Reuse in Cyclic Steam Boilers and Crop Irrigation”, authored by TriSep and OriginClear. The paper confirms that electrochemical treatment and polishing membranes eliminate detectable levels of oil, enabling water reuse in agriculture and steam boilers. Paper findings will be presented at the International Water Conference (IWC) being held in Orlando, Florida November 15-19, 2015.
The paper reports that OriginClear’s Electro Water Separation (EWS) technology effectively pretreats produced water from oil wells. TriSep’s iSep Ultra Filtration (UF) membrane removes any remaining oil and suspended solids to acceptable reuse levels. Technology testing was conducted in California’s San Joaquin formation, near Bakersfield.
“The IWC paper confirms that OriginClear’s EWS technology, followed by our iSep UF, offer a viable treatment scheme for produced water,” said TriSep Engineer, and lead author of the study, Lyndsey Wiles. “The combined system can attain greater than 99.8 percent removal of turbidity and non-detectable levels of oil.”
The paper reported that the raw feed had an average turbidity of 842 NTU and the treatment scheme offered greater than 99.8 percent removal. Oil levels in the water fed to the electrocoagulation unit were in the range of 50-150 mg/l, and the UF membrane was reported to consistently deliver effluent with non-detectable levels of oil.
“California is facing the harsh reality of prolonged drought and we need to look for new ways to manage our water supply,” said Lee Portillo, vice president of engineering at OriginClear and co-author of the report. “We believe our results confirm that produced water from oil & gas operations can be treated with electrolysis and UF membranes to a usable level.”
Ms. Wiles will present the report on Tuesday, November 17, in the IWC Technical Session, “Challenges In Recycling And Reuse”.
About TriSep Corporation
TriSep Corporation has been involved in the development and manufacture of spiral wound membranes for over 25 years. Founded in 1989 by Peter Knappe and James Bartlett, the company began as a small producer of cellulose acetate membranes. TriSep has grown from its humble beginnings to become a global supplier of membrane products. TriSep currently produces membranes from reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, to microfiltration as well as membrane cleaners and scale inhibitors. Some of our signature developments include the the X-20 low fouling membrane, our TriPol and TriClean line of scale inhibitors and membrane cleaners, the TurboClean line of sanitary elements, as well as the backwashable SpiraSep and iSep elements.
About OriginClear, Inc.
OriginClear is a leading provider of water treatment solutions and the developer of a breakthrough water cleanup technology serving the rapidly growing $500 billion world market. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, OriginClear provides systems and services to treat water in a wide range of industries, such as municipal, pharmaceutical, semiconductors, industrial, and oil & gas. To rapidly grow this segment of the business, we strategically acquire profitable and well-managed water treatment companies, which allow us to expand our global market presence and technical expertise. To enable a new era of clean and socially responsible water treatment solutions, we invented Electro Water Separation, a breakthrough high-speed water cleanup technology using multi-stage electrolysis, that we license worldwide to water treatment equipment manufacturers. Water is our most valuable resource, and the mission of the 'Family of OriginClear Companies' is to improve the quality of water and help return it to its original and clear condition. To learn more about OriginClear, please visit our website at www.originclear.com.