Water reuse project agreement signed for Marcellus Shale

Wastewater from controversial hydraulic fracturing processes in the Marcellus Shale will soon be treated by an onsite semi-portable water treatment facility...

Sep 9th, 2011

MARCELLUS, NY, Sept. 9, 2011 -- Wastewater from controversial hydraulic fracturing processes in the Marcellus Shale will soon be treated by an onsite semi-portable water treatment facility.

To be installed by GreenHunter Water the facility will receive and treat water to remove chemicals and impurities in a sufficient amount for reuse in new wells scheduled for fracture stimulation.

The order followed the delivery of above ground temporary water storagetanks from the firm to the site and the Frac-Cycle system will mean that "less than 20% of the water flowback per fracking operation to be disposed of as waste compared to 100%", according to the firm.

Jonathan D. Hoopes, president and COO of GreenHunter Energy, said the process will enable oilfield operators to improve efficiency, lower costs and reduce their water usage footprint.

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