Aquatech shale-gas treatment center opened

The formal opening of a central water treatment center set up for shale gas producers in Pennsylvania by local company Aquatech took place on 18 April 2013.

Local governmental officials joined Marcellus Shale Coalition and Aquatech executives in the ceremonies that included brief presentations, ribbon-cutting and plant tours.

The plant in Tioga County uses Aquatech’s MoSuite™ set of technologies to deliver a menu of wastewater treatment and recycle services. MoSuite is an effective combination of MoTreat® and MoVap® process units, a pretreatment and distillation evaporator specifically designed to treat drill fluids, frac flowback, production brine and other wastewaters from exploration and production of conventional and unconventional oil and gas.

This suite of processing units delivers a tiered menu of services including filtration, disinfection, solids handling, pretreatment and evaporation concentration. Customers can choose from a variety of facility service options including treatment for re-use, waste minimization, storage, disposal, water sourcing and logistics.

Devesh Mittal, vice president and general manager of Aquatech’s Shale Gas Division, said, “Aquatech is committed to delivering added value to our customers through innovative solutions, developed by leveraging our vast experience and ongoing research and development in water treatment technologies. Our Tioga facility clearly demonstrates this commitment by bringing to regional shale gas operators a comprehensive portfolio of services that offers a cost sustainable solution for their water treatment needs.”