By Greentech Lead Team: Ecologix
Environmental Systems, a wastewater treatment company specializing in oil and
gas, has designed a mobile integrated treatment system (ITS) for hydraulic fracturing
that will treat up to 900 gallons per minute of frac flowback water.
“Efficient and affordable water
treatment is one of the biggest operational challenges with hydro-fracking, and
there is a need for new treatment methods that are environmentally compliant
and economically viable,” said Eli Gruber, CEO of Ecologix.
Ecologix Mobile ITS can be easily
transported and set-up for operation onsite. Using dissolved air flotation
technology, the system has the capacity to treat frac flowback water at a rate
of nearly 900 gallons per minute. Such rapid treatment capability reduces the
burden on equipment and logistics required when using traditional treatment
methods, and thus could significantly reduce operational costs.
Ecologix re-designed the ITS to
allow the water to be re-used for future drilling, with closed-loop
capabilities in the near future. With increasing environmental scrutiny
associated with hydro-fracking, Ecologix designed the system to treat the water
so that it could be used for industrial recycle and re-use, rather than
discharged into ground wells.