PITTSBURGH, PA, June 18, 2010 -- Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies announced the development of a transportable water treatment system proven effective for treating Produced Water generated from gas exploration activities at Marcellus Shale drilling sites.
This application of the company's proprietary MULTIFLO™ Softening technology removes the scale-forming constituents in the water to the extent necessary for reuse in gas exploration fracing operations. The modular design of the portable unit will enable drilling companies to move it from site to site throughout the gas fields. The system is designed to treat up to 10,000 barrels per day of Produced Water.
"We have long been aware of the need for a transportable treatment system for this industry," said Lnsp "Naggs" Nagghappan, who developed the concept for the new application. "An understanding of the water quality requirements for reuse in the fracing operations was key to identifying a process that would achieve the necessary water quality within a small footprint and that could be transported."
"The transportable system is much more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than trucking water to a centralized facility for treatment," explained Nagghappan. "We are not only saving transportation costs, but also eliminating the carbon emissions associated with hauling water for treatment, thus reducing the carbon footprint of the process."
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS), the technological subsidiary of Veolia Water, is a global leader in technological solutions and design-build services for water treatment. VWS Oil and Gas is the global division dedicated to serving the oil and gas industry. Present in more than 57 countries, with 9,500 employees, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies had revenues of $3.6 billion in 2009.
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Veolia Water provides water service to 95 million people and wastewater service to 66 million. With 95,789 employees in 66 countries, its 2009 revenue amounted to $18.1 billion. Web: www.veoliawaterstna.com; www.vwsoilandgas.com