FMX Applications

Produced Water (Fracking Flowback)


Typically produced water cannot be directly reused in the fracking process without treatment, so it must be hauled offsite at great expense. A client was interested in investigating the potential of using the FMX to treat the produced water for reuse as fracking water.

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Metals Removal from Produced Water

Client: Petroleum Processor
Goal: Remove metals and hardness from produced water
Membrane: NF
Average Flux: 19  liter / (m2 • hr)  [11 GFD]
Note: Second pilot test is scheduled to adjust feed stream to increase metals rejection

Produced Water: Feed (left) and Permeate (right)

Produced Water: Feed (left) and Permeate (right)