Full Name

2011 Unconventional Resources

Advanced Treatment of Shale Gas Fracturing Water to Produce NPDES Quality Water

Subcontractor: Southern Research Institute

Principal Investigator: Corey Tyree
Project Number Project Status
11122-57 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Sandy McSurdy
M2 Water Treatment; BKT United
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
April 30, 2013 October 30, 2015
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$2,364,176.00 $1,815,189.00 $525,345.00
Project Objectives

The overall objectives of this project are to determine if an integrated approach using magnetic ballast clarification (MBC), vortex-generating (FMX) and non-filtration (NF) membranes, and hydrogel media or precipitation/solidification/stabilization can:

1. Produce water suitable for national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) discharge and/or beneficial reuse pursuant to state regulations.

2. Produce a brine slurry with metal concentrations below detection; and

3. Volumetrically decrease the metals waste to be disposed of and solidify/stabilize solid wastes for subsequent disposal.


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