Produced Water Articles

  • Water management solutions minimize flood damage

    Human societies around the world have used timber as a building material for thousands of years. As wood is the only significant biological building material we are naturally inclined to believe that using wood in construction is good for the environment. As a matter of fact the environmental benefits of using timber are not straightforward: although it is a natural product, a large amount of ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • The Process Of Making Charcoal From Straw

    Even though it can be done to utilize organic material in order to create charcoal manually, there are actually machines that could try this for you personally. Straw charcoal is a thing which is easily accessible, that lots of people can purchase from local stores, an alternative choice to using wood. These straw charcoal briquettes are generally long fit, ...


  • Solutions for Safe Drinking Water Through Biological Water Treatments

    Most people across the U.S. expect to turn on their faucets and have immediate access to clean drinking water. The truth is, it wasn’t until 1974 that Congress passed the Safe Water Drinking Act with the goal of regulating the nation’s public water supply. Over the years, the SWDA has been amended to include water sources as well, such as rivers, lakes, springs and groundwater wells ...

  • Power Station Slag Recycling - Case Study

    The problem: Coal fired power stations operating tap slag boilers release most of the ashes resulting from the combustion as slag at the boiler bottom. There is a number of such power stations in Europe operative. These boilers are also known as wet bottom boilers. There are two types of wet-bottom boilers: the slag-tap boiler and the cyclone boiler. The slag-tap boiler burns ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • Oil Recycling - Case Study

    The problem: Waste oil recycling contributes very much to climate protection through (CO2) energy saving. Compared to the production of base oil the re-refining of waste oil uses 34 % less resources. In the sixties the German government was subsidising the re-refining of waste oil. Because of that the use of waste oil as a fuel was neglected. The used oil re-refining is the ...


    By Dirk European Holdings LTD

  • 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

  • Climate change is more than a tech problem, so we need more than a tech solution

    At the COP 21 climate convention in Paris at the end of 2015, leaders from 194 nations agreed to pursue actions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep global warming within 1.5 °C (2.7 °F) above pre-industrial conditions. Meeting this goal will avoid continued and increasing harm to people and ecosystems around the world caused by a changing climate, and it is also a great ...


    By Ensia

  • Kollidon® 30 as a suitable encapsulant for nano spray drying processes in water and organic solvent

    In order to improve the dissolution property of poorly water-soluble drugs, solid dispersion methods have been used and described in the recent years such as fusion, solvent evaporation or spray drying. Kollidon® 30 is a polyvinylpyrrolidone polymer soluble in water and many organic solvents. It is used as excipient in the pharmaceutical industry for the microencapsulation of drugs. It is ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Qualitative comparative analysis for WASH research and practice

    Qualitative comparative analysis is an established research method that has been underutilized in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) research. It has immense potential for addressing the complexity inherent to WASH projects, and can produce robust and transparent results from intermediate or large numbers of cases. The method enables researchers and practitioners to blend quantitative and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • LED Applications for Oil and Gas Refining and Processing

    Oil and gas processing facilities are unsafe due to the existence of hazardous compounds during operations. When addressing such issues, companies in the sector may deploy explosion proof lighting systems to prevent the ignition of sparks created from the electrical equipment. The adoption of LED technology in oil and gas refineries has helped reinforce key safety measures associated with ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Emerging outcomes from a cross-disciplinary doctoral programme on water resource systems

    Interdisciplinary research and education programmes in water science are intended to produce groundbreaking research, often with an emphasis on societal relevance, and prepare future water resource experts to work across disciplines. This paper explores the emerging outcomes from an ongoing doctoral programme currently in its seventh year. Within the programme, there is both cross-disciplinary ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Characterization and comparison of iron oxyhydroxide precipitates from biotic and abiotic groundwater treatments

    Removal of iron is an important step in groundwater treatment for drinking water production. It is performed to prevent organoleptic issues and clogging in water supply systems. Iron can be eliminated with a purely physico-chemical (abiotic) method or biotically with the help of iron-oxidizing bacteria (FeOB). Each of the purification methods requires different operating conditions and results ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Isotherm models and kinetics of copper adsorption by using hydrochar produced from hydrothermal carbonization of faecal sludge

    Low cost adsorbents have been extensively reported for use as a promising substitution for commercial adsorbents for pollutant removal in water and wastewater treatment. In this study, hydrochar produced from the hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) of faecal sludge (FS) (called HTC-hydrochar) was further chemically modified with KOH (called KOH-hydrochar) to improve its surface functional groups, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Bespoke Solutions

    PROJECT 700kg/h animal remains incineration project in accordance with EU WID (Waste Incineration Directive 200/76/EU) Chrzanów , Poland PROJECT DESCRIPTION The purpose of the plant was a combined waste disposal / energy recovery. In-stalled at a large meat processing plant the plant was designed to process approxi-mately 700kg/h per of ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • Evaluation of leached metals in recovered aluminum coagulants from water treatment slurry

    The water treatment industry consumes large quantities of coagulant and produces huge amounts of slurry. The cost of alum used in water treatment, stringent regulations and negative impacts of sludge disposal are the motive to do integrated research studies on the technical feasibility of aluminum coagulant recovery from sludge using acidification. This work studied the leaching of iron, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Innovations Facility Upgrade

    A few facility upgrades at Water Innovations worth mentioning this quarter at our San Diego 10,000 square foot facility. As we continue to hire a growing workforce across departments, and several years of our continued investment and growth. We have invested in an Electrostatic Precipitator, to use in our in-house paint both. This is a device that removes suspended dust particles from a ...


    By Water Innovations, Inc

  • Relationship between biochars’ porosity and adsorption of three neutral herbicides from water

    The porous biochars have exhibited good adsorption to many organic pollutants, but the relationship between biochars’ porosity and their adsorption capacity is not clear at the moment. In this work, six biochars were produced from different feedstocks and under different pyrolysis conditions, and used for adsorption of three neutral herbicides from water. The results demonstrated that the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Isolation and characterization of algicidal bacteria and its effect on a musty odor-producing cyanobacterium Dolichospermum crassum in a reservoir

    Algicidal bacteria that attack Dolichospermum crassum were isolated from the Karasuhara Reservoir in October 2010. Phytoplankton monitoring was performed from April 2010 to March 2011, and D. crassum was detected from August to November. At its peak frequency (in early October), it accounted for 23% of all phytoplankton cells. Heterotrophic bacteria were isolated from the ...


    By IWA Publishing

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