Shale Technology Showcase 2018
Article by Ariana Hurtado, Hart Energy
Original Publication: HARTENERGY: E&P
Highlights: Latest Products & Technologies
In this special section, E&P highlights some of the latest products and technologies for shale and examines how they will benefit companies in their ongoing search for improved production and more effective operating techniques.
The United Nations estimates that by 2030, water demand will exceed supply by 40 percent. By combining OriginClear’s Electro Water Separation (EWS) wastewater treatment technology with Water Technologies’ Atmospheric Water Generators, oil & gas operators facing water scarcity can regain control of their water resources and build water independence for their organization.
"We go to the early adopters first," said OriginClear CEO Riggs Eckelberry. The cost-effectiveness of the new technology allows him to predict a future in which companies operate decentralized, on-site water treatment centers that recycle dirty water and push it to points of use.
But water waste is still a problem. For example, in California alone, nearly 60% of freshwater allocated to farming is lost to evaporation and runoff.
Even China’s problems present lucrative opportunities for niche California companies. Heavily polluted water, for example, has drawn Chinese investors to companies like OriginClear, which is housed in the Los Angeles Cleantech incubator downtown and makes technology to treat filthy water.
To prepare the wastewater, Cabrales and his team are using cutting-edge technology by the company, OriginClear. The equipment allows Cabrales to separate the nonsoluble particles and filter out the organic compounds through an 'electro-oxidation reactor'.
The ECOPOD pilot scale system uses OriginClear’s Electro Water Separation, requires no chemicals and reliably processes 340 bbl/d of oilfield produced water with minimal operator supervision.
The single-modular system, called the ECOPOD, usesOriginClear’s water treatment technology — ECT is an OriginClear licensee — and reverse osmosis to transform produced water into clean water through a chemical-free, energy-efficient process.
The ECOPOD pilot scale system uses OriginClear's Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), requires no chemicals and reliably processes 340 barrels per day of oilfield produced water with minimal operator supervision.
The judges were impressed by OriginClear’s advanced water cleanup technology, Electro-Water Separation™ (EWS), which is based on electrochemistry and will tackle China’s most recalcitrant type of pollutants.