| APATEQ delivers first plant with its proprietary oil-water separation technology into an oil & gas field (Photo credit: APATEQ)
LUXEMBOURG, Jan. 21, 2014 -- Cleantech venture APATEQ announces its first delivery of an oil-water separation product for a large European customer designed to treat hydraulic fracturing and oil production produced water.
The Luxembourgish water and wastewater specialist expects extensive follow-up orders after successful field tests of the initial unit, which requires almost no chemicals for operation using a proprietary technology. The pilot plant is mounted in a 40-foot container for mobile use at different deposits, and it will be delivered this week.
Less than half a year after starting operations, APATEQ received the first order to provide the oil-separation technology. Thus far, the Luxembourgish cleantech company has already developed, sold and shipped several mobile units for compact wastewater treatment. Further, the APATEQ team consists of water, wastewater and industry veterans, who have developed and successfully marketed award-winning technologies in the past.
"Water that is obtained when extracting oil or gas, known as deposit water, is very difficult to treat as it contains various elements besides the dissolved hydrocarbons," said APATEQ Chief Technology Officer Ulrich Baeuerle. "Many companies have tried to treat this type of water, some unsuccessfully, others at some success but at high expenses and with considerable maintenance efforts. Our solution turned out to be the most efficient. The effluent from our systems is suitable for direct discharge, irrigation or reuse as process water."
APATEQ – PWT S.A. provides oil-water separation systems for oilfield operators as well as compact wastewater treatment plants for special and demanding applications and pre-treatment systems for industrial wastewater. Our technical team gathers members, each with decades of experience in water and wastewater treatment or global product industrial manufacturing and commercialization. The Luxembourg-based company has been founded in spring 2013 supported by private investors. For more information, visit www.apateq.com/en.