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.