Snedal Desari, profiles himself on Twitter as a
#Hydrophile DowChemical. He was interviewed at the World Water-Tech North America summit. At 2:40 into the video, he speaks of RECYCLING flowback waste and residual produced waters with macrofiltration or fine particle filtration with his company’s “Tequatic Plus”. @
Anybody writing about frack water recycling is one of my contacts to alert them to the threat of making what I like to call
“frack on crack”…
What I usually tell them is that recycling drilling related waste water has been advised to be done without introducing any more chemicals or you make an even more toxic concoction….
The Energy Collective article Snedal lead me to had interesting info about the different ways water use can be compared …
“the amount of water used in hydraulic fracturing is relatively small when compared to other water uses such as agriculture, manufacturing and municipal water supply,” the RRC asserts further.”
“these unconventional water-to-oil ratios (0.2−1.4) are within the lower range of those for U.S. conventional oil production (WOR: 0.1−5) [concluding that] the U.S. is using more water because HF [hydraulic fracturing] has expanded oil production, not because HF is using more water per unit of oil production.”
“In sum, the hydraulic fracturing process itself is not to blame for increased water use and the increased potential of water supply contamination. Rather, it is the rapid expansion of oil/gas production across the US as a whole that accounts for increased water consumption and ancillary oil and gas development processes that appear to be the most likely water contamination pathways.“
We are fracking like theres no tomorrow (even as it becomes most unprofitable as the price of crude is crashing). Can Dow Chemical’s TEQUATIC PLUS be used to ALSO clean up contaminated water from bad casings for our drinking water needs?
This article says…“Returning fracking wastewater to the environment “is just as risky as dumping any municipal treated wastewater back into rivers. As runoff, it is safe but it shouldn’t be done in volume. In the case of fracking wastewater, existing facilities are not equipped to thoroughly deal with halides so until they are ready, it’s simply better to use fracking wastewater for fracking,” Science 2.0reported. The article then goes to say why treating fracking related waste waters with chemicals make what I like to call “frack on crack”. The article goes on to say “….there is concern that halide-contaminated surface water subsequently treated for drinking purposes with conventional methods, such as chlorination or ozonation, could lead to the formation of toxic byproducts,”
At what point do we say, unless there is a way to filter contaminated aquifers to provide drinking water quality why are we still fracking?