2008 Unconventional Resources

Pretreatment and Water Management for Frac Water Reuse and Salt Production

Subcontractor: GE Global Research

Principal Investigator: James Silva
Project Number Project Status
08122-36 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Kent Perry
Southwest Resources Inc.
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
August 17, 2009 September 16, 2011
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,431,000.00 $1,090,690.00 $326,000.00
Project Objectives

The overall objective is to develop a process to treat frac flowback water that reduces the overall cost to produce natural gas from nonconventional sources such as gas shale. The proposed program aims to accomplish this objective by developing a wastewater pretreatment process that removes undesirable salts and metals in order to produce both reusable water and a salable salt product that meets road salt specifications.

File Type Date
Produced Water Pretreatment for Water Recovery and Salt Production ( 2.1 MB ) Final Report 01/12