This presentation will provide an update on the last four years of research funded by Reclamation on produced water technologies. Each technology has varying positive and negative aspects with respect to chemical requirements, energy requirements, footprint, cost, and removal capability. General information is included on a number of categories of applied technologies, including: a brief technology description, applicable contaminants removed, removal mechanisms, and qualitative notes on advantages and disadv antages. The quality of produced water varies significantly based on the geochemistry of the producing formation, the type of hydrocarbon produced, and the characteristics of the producing well. If produced water meets appropriate water quality criteria, it may be used beneficially for purposes such as irrigation, livestock watering, aquifer storage, streamflow augmentation, and municipal and industrial uses.
This presentation is available to AMTA Members only.
- Yuliana Porras-Mendoza
- US Bureau of Reclamation
- AMTA/SCMA Technology Transfer Workshop, Houston, TX
- AMTA/SCMA Technology Transfer Workshop
- Produced Water, Water Treatment, Oil and Gas