Moving the Algae Appliance into the oil field
Ian Gilson, CFA
has announced the engagement of Clean Water Technology Inc. (
) (a private company in Los Angeles CA.) to manufacture the
oil/water separation units and integrate them into existing
equipment in the oil field. OriginOil worked with CWT when the
Australian algae harvesting pilot program was scaled up. The units
will be used for field validation in Texas later this year.
CWT has a 20 year history of waste water treatment including
dissolved air flotation systems and waste water secondary and
tertiary treatment using modular systems. Pace Engineering and
OriginOil will work together to design and make first units to
process up to 60,000 gallons a day. This is a small scale unit as
the amount of flowback water produced at a drilling site is well in
excess of this amount.
The separation of oil and water from fracking flowback liquids has
been validated by PACE Engineering, a civil engineering firm in
Fountain Valley, California. The Algae Appliance was able to remove
98% of the organic material in one pass (including crude oil),
which is substantially more than the 78% removed by conventional
methods. After a third treatment the chemical oxygen demand was
reduced and the water clarified.
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