Recycling hydraulic fracturing wastewater - PetroWiki

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Water management can significantly add to the cost and environmental footprint of oil production and innovations in water management can provide significant economic and environmental gains. New treatment technologies make recycling of water for hydraulic fracturing possible. Methods for recycling fracking water include anaerobic and aerobic biologic treatment; clarification; filtration; electrocoagulation; blending (directly diluting wastewater with freshwater); and evaporation. Generally, anaerobic treatments on wastewater are implemented on concentrated wastewater.[1] Anaerobic sludge contains a variety of microorganisms that cooperate to convert organic material to biogas via hydrolysis and acidification.