The reuse of produced water is becoming pivotal to the continued application of fracturing hydrocarbon recovery techniques. While the sector’s economic and market conditions remain soft, an innovative, cost effective solution is being demonstrated at this facility. Benefits including reduced chemical costs and improved SRB (Sulfur Reducing Bacteria) APB (Acid Producing Bacteria) control are being provided. Improved surface water logistics and enhanced environmental stewardship are additional benefits being captured by E&P operators using these solutions.
Operational flexibility was a key criterion since effective biologic treatment requires the paced supply of oxygen on a 1:1 ratio to Chemical Oxygen Demand. In conceptual terms, 1bbl of produced water contains 1lb of COD, which requires 1lb of oxygen to remove.The characteristics of produced water including high variability and elevated salinity represent a unique set of challenges. The materials of construction and operating range were reviewed in detail to provide the desired level of operational flexibility.
EDI, with its extensive experience in biological treatment and aeration including over 7,000 installations worldwide, delivered a turnkey solution that specifically addresses the unique challenges for the project. The installed solution featured:
EDI also provided a customized front-to-back maintenance service package to assure the aeration system is always in top operating condition.
aeration for life TM
from the first design,
with the easiest installation processes,
with the widest range of American-made aftermarket parts, so treatment plants can trust their aeration again.
Floor mounted modular configuration aeration system with chemically-compatible flexible membrane fine bubble tube diffusers; variable output blowers, and maintenance service package
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