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Field Trial Validates Very Low Energy Usage of OriginOil’s Frack Water Cleanup Technology
|By Business Wire
|July 2, 2014 03:20 AM EDT
OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL),
developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS),
the high-speed, chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of
water, demonstrated the very low energy cost of its Electro Water
Separation™ (EWS) technology in treating frac flowback and produced
water during large-scale testing at a salt water disposal well in
“We knew from early lab tests that our energy usage was very low, but
now in the field, we see that the numbers are even more impressive than
expected,” said Lee
Portillo, OriginOil VP of Engineering. “Our Specific Energy
Consumption (SEC) averaged 0.22 kWh per barrel including pumping and
For comparison, these CLEAN-FRAC numbers are more than 60 percent lower
than Halliburton’s published energy usage of just over 0.56 kWh per
barrel for its CleanWave
Mini-Water Treatment system.
“While using less energy than a leading competitor, CLEAN-FRAC also
removes a greater percentage of contaminants, while eliminating most
bacteria and dissolved organics, a real challenge in high-volume
applications,” continued Portillo. “CLEAN-FRAC is the optimal solution
for chemical-free oil and gas water treatment.”
The system tested was OriginOil’s CLEAN-FRAC™ end-to-end system,
configured with an iSep™ UltraFiltration (UF) membrane
system from TriSep
Corporation to provide downstream polishing. CLEAN-FRAC systems are
packaged with best-in-class downstream steps to meet a customer’s
specific water quality needs. (See
On 27 May 2014, a showcase was held at the headquarters of OriginOil
licensee, Industrial Systems Inc. (ISI)
on Colorado’s Western Slope, the showcase featured the CLEAN-FRAC™ field
scale system (photo),
which is designed to process frac flowback and produced water at a rate
of up to 1500 barrels per day (bpd), to the exact purity levels that
A company video documented
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About OriginOil, Inc.
OriginOil has developed a breakthrough
water cleanup technology for the oil & gas, algae and other
water-intensive industries. Unlike other technologies, the company's
patent-pending Electro Water Separation™ process rapidly and efficiently
removes organic material from large quantities of water without the need
for chemicals. For the oil & gas industry, OriginOil is helping clean up
produced water and recycle fracking water, to reduce harm to the
environment and lower costs. For the emerging algae industry, OriginOil
is making large-scale harvest possible. And in aquaculture, OriginOil is
helping improve yields and making seafood healthier by dramatically
reducing the levels of toxic ammonia and bacteria in water. For a world
short on clean water, OriginOil is the lower-cost and cleaner answer. To
learn more about OriginOil®, please visit our website at www.originoil.com.
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