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Friday, October 17, 2008

Finally, Some Hopeful News

Posted By on Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 4:08 PM

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An STW Water Reclamation Site

Well, they say if it sounds too good to be true, it's probably just what it seems, but this looks promising.  GE Water & Process Technologies and STW Resources, Inc. have announced plans to reduce the amount of water that is wasted druing the fracking process.  According to a GE press release,

The GE-STW collaborative will initially address the wastewater challenges of Barnett, Fayetteville and Appalachian Shale natural gas drilling plays - locations known for tough-to-treat wastewater.  Utilizing GE patented Evaporator and Brine Concentrator technologies, the effort will help the regions reclaim approximately 70% of their hydraulic fracturing wastewater. The reclaimed water can be reused in the next well or safely returned back to the environment.

STW's webiste looks legit.  They have a lot of pictures and some good info.  I'm always skeptical, but being able to re-use 70% of frac water would greatly help the environment in gas-rich regions like ours. 

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