Water Quality and Gas Shale Fracturing

The Ground Water Protection Council announces the release of Texas A&M GPRI and the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems (EFD) Program report, Water Quality Required for Fracturing Gas Shales: Cost Effective Analytic and Treatment Technology published in January 2015. The report "summarizing the findings of numerous field trials focusing on cost effective analytic and treatment technologies to obtain the quality of water required for fracturing shale gas."

"Comparisons of different types of filtration media used to remove hydrocarbons, filtration techniques to remove suspended solids and nano filtration materials to stabilize ultra-high salinity brines in order to make produced water compatible with today’s fracturing fluid designs" are discussed.