Title

Use of Physical-Chemical Data to Identify Appropriate Treatment Technologies for Oil-Field Wastewater Containing Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals

Lead Author Affiliation

Ecological Engineering Research Program

Introduction

Water and chemicals are used extensively in oil/gas development. As a result, the waste streams generated during production—referred to as produced water—also contain these chemicals. Current disposal methods typically consist of deep well injection and percolation in infiltration pits. The use of such disposal methods is becoming limited and alternatives are needed. One challenge is that convention produced water treatment facilities are typically designed to treat only the most basic contaminants (e.g. residual oil product, gases, suspended solids) and are not designed to remove production chemicals such as those used in hydraulic fracturing.

Location

DUC Ballroom A&B

Format

Poster Presentation

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Use of Physical-Chemical Data to Identify Appropriate Treatment Technologies for Oil-Field Wastewater Containing Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals

DUC Ballroom A&B

Water and chemicals are used extensively in oil/gas development. As a result, the waste streams generated during production—referred to as produced water—also contain these chemicals. Current disposal methods typically consist of deep well injection and percolation in infiltration pits. The use of such disposal methods is becoming limited and alternatives are needed. One challenge is that convention produced water treatment facilities are typically designed to treat only the most basic contaminants (e.g. residual oil product, gases, suspended solids) and are not designed to remove production chemicals such as those used in hydraulic fracturing.