Aquarion chooses Moscow oil show for debut exhibition

The Swiss Aquarion Group, which only launched Aquarion Water in 2013, has chosen the 15th International Exhibition NEFTEGAZ 2014 to be the first exhibition to show its portfolio of advanced water treatment solutions for the oil & gas industry.

Held on 26-29 May 2014 in Krasnaya Presnya, NEFTEGAZ is a leading international trade fair showcasing equipment for the oil and gas industry.

For the onshore sector, Aquarion’s solutions include produced water treatment, separation technologies, sludge dewatering, zero liquid discharge (ZLD) systems, shale gas and recycling technologies, process water, condensate polishing, waste water treatment, spent caustic treatment, and recycling and reuse.

Solutions for the offshore market include produced water treatment, slop water treatment, seawater reverse osmosis (RO), potable water systems, low salinity enhanced oil recovery, and sulphate removal systems (SRP).

Aquarion has recently introduced two technologies for applications in the oil & gas market

· ZLD-ECO, an advanced hybrid ZLD system that further optimizes the process. It uses innovative, proprietary pretreatment processes to reduce thermal treatment, resulting in lower energy and chemical consumption and reduced capital cost.

ZLD-ECO lowers energy consumption by capturing and reusing the waste energy and recycling it for application in other process steps. This energy return optimizes flux rates with respect to membrane technologies. It provides high recovery rates of 90-99%, depending on the source water

· REDft® UF, an innovative membrane water treatment system that features reduced footprint membrane technology. The patented REDft process integrates a micro/ultrafiltration membrane into the high-pressure RO or nanofiltration module.

It provides high quality water to the spiral membranes, allowing an increase in flux and reduction in cleaning frequency. Advantages of REDft over standard systems include a significant decrease in the system footprint, reduced number of components, and a reduction of the system tonnage.