Can Dow’s Tequatic Plus clean up ‘casing failed’ fracked up water for human consumption?

Snedal Desari, profiles himself on Twitter as a  . 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 study appeared in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts….
“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.”  

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?

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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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