HARRISBURG, Pa., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Water Technologies, Inc. has proven the effectiveness of FracPure™ Produced Water Remediation for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. FracPure™ solves problems in hydraulic fracturing water supply, handling and disposal, while eliminating long term environmental liabilities for natural gas companies.
John T. Hines, Deputy Secretary, Office of Water Management for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection states, "This is the first frac wastewater treatment system that has been successfully demonstrated for the treatment of Marcellus Shale frac wastewater."
The patent pending, FracPure™ remediates flow back brine into cleaned water exceeding all EPA and State drinking water standards of 500 parts per million of total dissolved solids, as well as Pennsylvania's new proposed wastewater requirements set to take effect January 1, 2011. FracPure™ averaged significantly less than 300 parts per million of total dissolved solids, which was safely returned to the water table and into rivers and streams. The only other byproducts are 99.7% pure salts used for water softening and liquid salt for erosion control and de-icing of roads, which are being sold today.
Mr. Hines elaborated, "Another hurdle your company seems to have been able to overcome is the critical component of what to do with the salts generated at the end of the process. According to the report, markets have already been established for the re-use of this material, significantly benefiting the economic feasibility of the process."
FracPure™ is the most cost effective water management solution because it reduces water supply costs by creating new sources, reduces trucking costs with on-site treatment and recycling, and reduces plant operation costs by creating commercially sold salt products.
Integrated Water Technologies is currently engineering and permitting Centralized Treatment Plants and FracPure™ Mobile On-site Treatment Units to provide 100% frac water recycling, production brine disposal, pit water filtration and disposal and source water supply throughout the Marcellus Shale. Additional plants will be located throughout the United States to meet growing drilling and production demands.
SOURCE Integrated Water Technologies, Inc.