2010 Unconventional Resources

Novel Engineered Osmosis Technology: A Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water and Drilling Wastewater

Subcontractor: Colorado School of Mines

Principal Investigator: Cath Tzahi
Project Number Project Status
10122-39 Active
RPSEA Project Manager: Kent Perry
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
June 26, 2012 June 25, 2014
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,706,295.00 $1,306,742.00 $382,490.00
Project Objectives

The objective of this research effort is to investigate the osmotically driven membrane processes. They are processes that utilize osmosis as a driving force to extract water from highly impaired water while concentrating and minimizing the volume of the contaminated streams. The proposed research will advance the development and implementation of the forward osmosis, osmotic dilution, and a novel ultrafiltration processes for treatment and management of well drilling and stimulation wastewater and produced water in many unconventional and conventional gas and oil fields. These processes have the potential to substantially reduce the overall costs and environmental impacts associated with gas and oil production.

Reports
File Type Date
Novel Engineered Osmosis Technology: A Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water and Drilling Wastewater ( 55.4 KB ) Project Management Plan - Gantt Chart 09/12
Novel Engineered Osmosis Technology: A Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water and Drilling Wastewater ( 70.9 KB ) Project Management Plan 09/12
Novel Engineered Osmosis Technology: A Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water and Drilling Wastewater ( 297.1 KB ) Technology Status Assessment 09/12
Novel Engineered Osmosis Technology: A Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water and Drilling Wastewater ( 21.3 KB ) Technology Transfer Plan 09/12
Novel Engineered Osmosis Technology: A Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water and Drilling Wastewater ( 282.5 KB ) Progress Report 1 06/14
Novel Engineered Osmosis Technology: A Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water and Drilling Wastewater ( 779.0 KB ) Progress Report 2 06/14
Novel Engineered Osmosis Technology: A Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water and Drilling Wastewater ( 491.5 KB ) Progress Report 3 06/14
Articles
Title: Forward osmosis: Novel desalination of produced water and fracturing flowback - 02/14
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Title: The sweet spot of forward osmosis: Treatment of produced water, drilling wastewater, and other complex and difficult liquid streams - 11/13
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