As Fracking Increases, So Does Its Industrial Wastewater

Industrial Wastewater from Fracking

The industrial wastewater produced via fracking is considered to be problematic Fracking is the process of extracting oil and gas from shale rock that lies deep in the ground. The extraction occurs when millions of gallons of water, chemicals and sand are pumped down into the well. The pressure creates fissures in the shale rock formation. The sand keeps the fissures open. The oil flows from the fissures into the well and then the oil flows out of the well at the top. The recovered water that comes back up can be treated onsite or some companies collect the wastewater and bring it to a waste treatment plant.

In 2010, Caloris designed the CALORIS AGILIX™ Mobile Evaporator, which can handle all types of industrial wastewater, but the specific focus at the time was treating wastewater from fracking. For a few years fracking was the big new trend to obtain gas and oil. However, due to various factors, the fracking industry went into a slump. Fracking can be a controversial process – it can potentially contaminate ground water sources for nearby communities. Additionally, companies do not have to disclose what chemicals they use in the fracking process. Therefore, it is difficult to know how dangerous the process truly is. Despite these challenges, fracking operations have increased and are currently being implemented world-wide.

The CALORIS AGILIX™ Mobile Evaporator can play a key role in cleaning up the industrial wastewater for fracking operations. It also is of use in other areas such as eliminating wastewater ponds, wastewater with high saline content and/or high levels of suspended solids, and coal wash water slurry. If you are interested in learning more about the CALORIS AGILIX™ Mobile Evaporator, please contact us today.

The industrial wastewater produced via fracking.


About Caloris

Caloris transforms process systems design for the better with unexpected, future-focused solutions that solve real operational problems. We engineer efficient, dependable and productive solutions that also improve environmental sustainability where practical. Designed with the end user in mind to drive plant productivity. Caloris offers evaporation, membrane filtration and spray drying process systems for food and dairy industries, as well as for water reuse and wastewater treatment applications. Both Caloris’ custom and pre-engineered packaged systems are designed to meet our customers’ specific concentration/purification needs utilizing the most cost effective and energy efficient technologies available. Whether concentrating dairy, food or juice products at a high-volume production facility, or processing industrial wastewaters to reduce transportation and treatment costs and recover re-usable water, Caloris provides a range of options and technologies.