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Two technologies combined to treat oil and gas wastewater

By Scott Jenkins |

A partnership between New Sky Energy (Boulder, Colo.; www.newskyenergy.com) and 212 Resources (Houston, Tex.; www.212resources.com) combines the two companies’ technologies to generate freshwater and usable inorganic chemicals from produced water in petroleum and natural-gas drilling operations.     212 Resources has developed a vapor compression distillation process that concentrates brine streams with varying levels of total dissolved solids (TDS) and generates freshwater, which the company calls “engineered water,” for re-use in drilling, well completion and oil and gas production. The concentrated brine from 212’s process, with up to 300,000 parts-per-million (ppm) TDS, becomes the input feed for New Sky Energy’s technology, which involves a proprietary electrochemical reactor and a chemical precipitator. “The New Sky technology efficiently converts highly concentrated brine into useful chemicals,” says company CEO Deane Little.       New Sky’s reactor separates the salt solution into acid, base, hydrogen and oxygen or chlorine streams (Chem. Eng., June, p. 11). The hydroxide base stream reacts with waste carbon dioxide to produce sodium carbonate and bicarbonate,…
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