Water treatment for shale gas oil production fracking flow back water treatment
LiqTech silicon carbide membrane technology removes solids and oil from flow back water produced when fracking for shale oil and gas. The high quality of treated water allows for re-injection or further desalination for low salinity enhanced oil recovery.
LiqTech entered a joint development project with a leading solution provider for upstream oil & gas. The purpose was to configure a mobile container unit with appropriate technologies to treat flow back water on-site for re-injection purposes. Significant savings can be achieved by reusing the flow back water compared to trucking freshwater and wastewater to/from the site. The flow back is characterized by high solids and high viscosity due to gums and polymers, which challenges conventional water treatment solutions.