ATLANTA, GA, Feb. 2, 2012 -- Ecologix Environmental Systems, an Atlanta-based wastewater treatment company specializing in oil and gas, has designed a mobile integrated treatment system (ITS) for hydraulic fracturing that will treat up to 900 gallons per minute of frac flowback water.
“Efficient and affordable water treatment is one of the biggest operational challenges with hydro-fracking, and there is a need for new treatment methods that are environmentally compliant and economically viable,” said Eli Gruber, CEO of Ecologix. “The mobility and treatment capacity of this system is an industry-breakthrough that will change the way frac water is treated.”
Ecologix Mobile ITS is a self-contained system that can be transported and set-up for operation onsite. Using dissolved air flotation technology, the system has the capacity to treat frac flowback water at a rate of nearly 900 gpm. Such rapid treatment capability reduces the burden on equipment and logistics required when using traditional treatment methods, and thus could significantly reduce operational costs.
Ecologix re-designed the ITS to also allow the water to be re-used for future drilling, with closed-loop capabilities in the near future.
“With increasing environmental scrutiny associated with hydro-fracking, we designed the system to treat the water so that it could be used for industrial recycle and re-use, rather than discharged into ground wells,” said Gruber. “This treatment method is both environmentally-sustainable and affordable, which is just what the industry needs to continue fracking operations in the future.”
The system removes essentially all suspended solids, fats, oils and greases from wastewater, produced water, and frac water. Other innovative system features include:
- Dissolved Air Flotation system
- Integrated PLC controls
- Dual whitewater pumps
- Dual sludge pumps
- Mobile Platform
- Skimmer Assembly
About Ecologix Environmental Systems
Ecologix Environmental Systems is a leading manufacturer of wastewater treatment technologies for industries including automotive, food and beverage, municipalities, and oil and gas. Capitalizing on over 100 years experience in industrial & wastewater treatment, Ecologix provides a cleaner environment through innovative technologies. With Ecologix’s innovative and sustainable wastewater treatment solutions, the expense, hazards and inefficiency commonly associated with treating wastewater can become a concern of the past.
Learn more at www.ecologixsystems.com.