Skip to comments.GE creates device to recycle fracking water
Posted on 10/01/2010 10:06:53 AM PDT by thackney
General Electric Co. is launching a mobile device aimed at helping natural gas drillers recycle water used in a controversial gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing. The truck-sized, transportable device would cut down on both the amount of fresh water used and wastewater currently trucked long distances for disposal.
The companys mobile evaporator would allow natural gas producers to reuse some of the millions of gallons of water used to extract natural gas from dense shale deposits deep underground through the so-called fracking process. Water is mixed with chemicals and sand and pumped at high pressure thousands of feet below the surface to create fissures in the rock and release the gas.
Fracking uses a large amount of fresh water and produces billions of gallons of wastewater annually, GE said. The company says its mobile evaporator will cut the volume of wastewater and fresh water needed by between 50 percent and 90 percent by recycling water directly at the well site.
(Excerpt) Read more at fuelfix.com ...
Fracking hope this works...lots of shale out there.
I dont understand... are we running out of water? 2/3 of the planet is covered in the stuff...
We just spent A TRILLION DOLLARS and didnt make any new freshwater treatment plants?????
Fracking good news!.............
I don’t want to reuse anything that was involved in fracking.
“controversial gas drilling process”
Only controversial to the AP and liberal reporters. Been used for years and years all over the world.
Fracking water is the leading cause of wet spots.
Neither site opens for me
There is only one site.
Try their home page.
Damn technology - always solving environmental issues!
What is a primative enviro-communist got to do to force an end to drilling for oil and gas???!
Intersting, since the nat gas extractors have claimed the fracking process is not harmful to drinking water.
“Fracking good news!”
Sure is! It’s about time they did something about freakin’ frackin’ water!
We’re gonna find out who watches Battlestar Galactica, on this thread.
Oh, Frack It!
Did that link work for you?
That was my first thought as well. Controversial?? By whom? Oh, the globull warming nuts, huh.
no .. I’m looking around my machine to see what’s wrong
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