Salt Water Waste handling / Using Waste Heat to recycle #fracking Waste Water = 2 pitfalls

Here in Ft Worth next to the Chesapeake office, they have their very own Arc Park Brentwood Compressor Station…so glad to know they put their employees that close…small justice..
UPDATE for Bubba’s vids for Salter Water Handling 101…
Bubba #1
Bubba #2
And not so Bubba #3

end update


In 2009 Chesapeake had or has? a pilot program to use the waste heat from compressors to evaporate waste water that is (to be?) piped in from other padsites. This was to be piped in to keep trucks hauling produced water from all the drill sites to injection wells off the roads…all this truck fracking traffic hauling toxic water harms the roads.
The drillers can dispose of the waster water by…
1) Treating the waste water (aka TENORM frack-on-crack) and use it to refrack with (recycle) OR
2) piping it in to a compressor station and evaporating it using the compressor waste heat (see Brentwood info below on this blog) OR
3) haul it off and send it to Salt Water Injection wells (to later cause frackquakes?)

This blog addresses all three….                                                                                            

—– Forwarded Message —– From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net> To: “vidic@pitt.edu” <vidic@pitt.edu>; “khannav@pitt.edu” <khannav@pitt.edu> Cc: NCTCA Group <nctca@googlegroups.com>; “BarnettShale_GassedNGastly@yahoogroups.com” <BarnettShale_GassedNGastly@yahoogroups.com>; “AskChesapeake@chk.com” <AskChesapeake@chk.com> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:53 AM Subject: recycling gas well waste water – two pit falls to be aware of
As University of Pittsburg researchers attempting to efficiently use (power plants) waste heat to recycle (gas well) waste water, in reading about your endeavor please keep two things in mind.
1) In developing the technology, please don’t forget that introductions of other chemicals to produced water waste can make what I like to call “frack on crack” toxins ….
2) Also please don’t have people be in the guinea pig status nearby these plants or downwind and let evaporation  “happen” to the airshed...like in ** Ft Worth where they piped in produced water from other padsites and used the compressor heat to run these evaporation units without using scrubbers…
Please respond, and also can you can put me on an update to your project?  thanks.
Kim Feil

* “However the presence of various fatty acid phthalate esters in the Barnett and Marcellus produced waters can be related to their use in drilling fluids and breaker additives rather than their presence in connate fluids. Halogen containing compounds are found in each of the water samples, and although the fluorocarbon compounds identified are used as tracers, the presence of chlorocarbons and organobromides formed as a consequence of using chlorine containing oxidants (to remove bacteria from source water), suggests that industry should concentrate on non-chemical treatments of frac and produced waters.


Screen shot 2014-11-11 at 11.39.02 AM Here is the informal report. Currently, Chesapeake has (had?) a pilot program at the Brentwood Compressor Station that receives water that is piped in from nearby drill sites and uses the heat from the existing compressors for the evaporation process. I spoke with the inventor of the evaporization units who told me that scrubbers are being used in California, where it is mandated. Still unknown is if those evaporization units were on line during the million dollar Ft. Worth, ERG air study.

**HERE IS the related ARTICLE

I WROTE FOR THE ARLINGTON VOICE

back in 2012 about injection wells

and the Ft Worth evaporation/compressor station pilot project.


One of the more troubling issues with drilling for Natural Gas is that for every 1 foot dug on a well, it creates 1.2 barrels of waste of which half is water. Injection Wells handle this liquid waste by injecting it deep into the brine water (high salt) of the deep Ellenberger Formation to (hopefully) never be seen again. JimParajon of the City of Arlington Planning Department confirmed that Arlington does not allow injection wells. So where does this waste water go?

Kimbrough Farms at 2828 Chambers Street in Venus TX, is an Injection Well waste disposal site that has recently been in the news. It is one of the sites that may receive liquid disposal waste from Arlington wells. A Google Satellite visit shows the lay of the land that matches the WFAA video report.

In 1990, the American Petroleum Institute did a confidential industry study and using a conservative assumption found that radium in drilling waste water dumped off the Louisiana coast posed “potentially significant risks” of cancer for people who eat fish from those waters regularly.” (page 6)

If high pressure injection disposals seems too risky, the drilling liquid waste can also be recycled. A Utah based Company called 212 Resources claims “We get methanol, total dissolved solids, minerals, metals – all these things that are in the water.” Recycling averages about 40% more costly than injection disposal, and the amount of water actually recycled has been minimal in relation to the volumes involved in disposal.

During the Ft. Worth Injection Well meeting last week, I inquired about the feasibility of evaporating the waste water mentioned above “if” they would utilize the scrubbers to safely filter the fluids before evaporating it. But that idea was discouraged because the Everas Evaporation Units are too expensive.

The Ft Worth staff’s presentation at the Injection Well meeting was very informative. City officials seemed to be on board with allowing more Injection Well sites. The reason, because hauling waste by trucks to injection disposal sites shortens the lifespan of the roads by one third.

Information from a flyer reads “The current moratorium on new permits for gas injection disposal wells inside the Fort Worth city limits expires in April. There are currently only two injection wells, but City Council is considering lifting the moratorium, but not before hearing from citizens about the issue. Each meeting will include a presentation on injection wells with comments from gas industry representatives and Fort Worth citizens. A moderated question/answer session will follow.”

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About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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